Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (AGNP-AC)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (AGNP-AC) clinical specialty prepares the nurse for advanced practice in the care of physically ill adults. Emphasis is on adults with existing and/or potential physiological alterations and their concomitant developmental and psychosocial needs.

Clinical practicum sites are individualized based on the student's identified goals and area of clinical interest. The curriculum develops the advanced practice nurse's roles of practitioner, educato, and clinical scholar through education in rigorous and consistent diagnostic reasoning and theory-based practice. The analysis, critique, and utilization of nursing and biopsychosocial theory and constructs are also reviewed.

Graduates are eligible to take the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation.


Graduate Specialty Coordinator

Mary Anne McCoy, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, NP-BC, CCRN
302 Cohn

The following graduate-level cognate courses may be required based on a gap analysis.

NUR 7444 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan (or equivalent)
NUR 7555 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Health Professions (or equivalent)
NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment (or equivalent)
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy and Professional Issues for APNs

Certificate Requirements: 18 Credits

Course Title Credits
NUR 7370 APN: Management of Neurological, Endocrine, and Musculo-Skeletal Problems 6
NUR 7140 APN: Management of Cardiopulmonary and Renal Problems 6
NUR 7130 APN: Management of Oncology, Mental Health, and Lifestyle Change 6