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 Outcomes
Upon completion of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Assume advanced nursing roles in clinical practice
- Deliver competent healthcare to diverse young adult, adult and older adult populations for individuals, communities and systems
- Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences to effectively assist patients in achieving and/or maintaining optimum health, or stabilize chronic health conditions
- Facilitate and demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing
- Design health promotion and disease prevention clinical programs for young adult, adult and older adult populations experiencing acute, critical and chronically ill diseases
- Evaluate nursing practice and health care to produce quality outcomes of evidence-based acute and chronic care services for individuals, communicates and systems
- Demonstrate leadership in clinical practice
- Use ethical decision making in the delivery of acute, critical, and chronically ill care services for vulnerable populations
- Collaborate with intra- and interdisciplinary professionals to achieve quality outcomes in advanced nursing practice
- Promote nursing as a profession and a discipline
- Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship
- Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy and the interdependence and impact of policy on healthcare practice across disciplines