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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Hybrid Program)


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Mount Carmel College of Nursing's Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program (AG - ACNP) is designed for RN's who are ready to pursue graduate education that will lead to an acute care focused advanced practice nursing role. The Adult - Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner provides health care services to adult patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions in high-acuity settings that require intensive monitoring and therapeutic intervention. These advanced professionals are typically employed in hospital settings, including intensive care, sub-acute care, and emergency care; but, may also be employed in ambulatory, outpatient, and rehabilitative settings to provide population-based care across the healthcare continuum for the purpose of restoring individuals to their maximal health potential, following an acute care episode. The program is offered in a hybrid model with both online and face-to-face coursework. 

Students graduating from the Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track will be eligible for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)  or American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) certification examination for Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse.

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Assume advanced nursing roles in clinical practice
  2. Deliver competent health care to diverse young adult, adult and older adult populations for individuals, communities and systems (updated January 5, 2017)
  3. Use epidemiological, social, and environmental data to draw inferences to effectively assist patients in achieving and/or maintaining optimum health or to stabilize chronic conditions
  4. Facilitate and demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing (updated January 5, 2017)
  5. Design health promotion and disease prevention clinical programs for young adult, adult and older adult populations experiencing acute, critical, and chronically ill diseases (updated January 5, 2017)
  6. Evaluate nursing practice and health care to produce quality outcomes of evidence-based acute and chronic care services for individuals, communities and systems (updated January 5, 2017)
  7. Demonstrate leadership in clinical practice
  8. Use ethical decision making in the delivery of acute, critical, and chronically ill care services for vulnerable populations (updated January 5, 2017)
  9. Collaborate with intra and interdisciplinary professionals to achieve quality outcomes in advanced nursing practice
  10. Promote nursing as a profession and a discipline
  11. Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship
  12. Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy and the interdependence and impact of policy on health care practice across disciplines (updated January 24, 2017)

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner curriculum


Functional Area Core: 26 credit hours


When completing the preceptored practicum, students must meet the compliance requirements of all agencies.

Notes:


Click here  for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study (5 semesters).

Click here  for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study (7 semesters).


 

Total of 48 credit hours / 650 clinical practicum hours


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