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MS in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare its students to serve in professional practice with a focus on caring for acutely ill adult patients. Learn more about Purdue University Global's MS in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Science in Nursing program with an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration requires students to have a bachelor's degree with an upper-level major in nursing from an accredited university. Additionally students must have completed a statistics course and a nursing research course with a grade of 'C' or better before enrollment in MN504 Scientific and Analytic Approaches to Advanced Evidence-Based Practice. For the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration you'll also need proof of one year of recent full-time practice (2000 hours) as a registered nurse in a critical care setting. Finally, you'll need to provide evidence of current advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing program with a concentration in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is designed to build on previous nursing knowledge and experience to prepare you for professional practice as part of an acute care team providing care management for acutely ill adult patient populations. This program affords you the opportunity to complete a series of clinical practice sessions for application past just theoretical knowledge with a special focus on in-person skills. These sessions are all completed in close consultation with the faculty and the Clinical Placement Team. Courses throughout the degree program focus on theory, evidence-based practice, health policy, finance and operations of health acre, ethics, advanced practice issues, health promotion, and disease prevention and statistics.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

81 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner:

Students of the MS in Nursing program with an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration will need to complete six courses (30 credits) for their core requirements with an additional eleven courses (51 credits) required for the focus area.

Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Advanced Nursing Roles (5 credits)
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing (5 credits)
  • Scientific and Analytic Approaches to Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (5 credits)
  • Epidemiology and Health Promotion (5 credits)
  • Health Policy, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System (5 credits)
  • Promoting Optimal Models and Systems for Health Care Delivery (5 credits)

Focus Area Courses (51 credits)

  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Life Span (5 credits)
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (5 credits)
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics (5 credits)
  • Specialized Pharmacology for the AGACNP Acute Care NP (2 credits)
  • AGACNP Introduction to Acute Care Management (4 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management I (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management Clinical I (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management II (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management Clinical II (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Critical Care Management (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Critical Care Management Clinical (5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Nursing program with a concentration in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner may be interested in pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Purdue University Global. Additionally graduate certificates are available in the following areas:

  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Career Paths:

Students who complete Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program develop important skills in advanced and professional practice for acutely ill adult populations. Graduates of this program generally pursue positions in the following settings:

  • Trauma units
  • Subacute care units
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Specialty clinics
  • Schools of nursing
  • Intensive care units

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