Fulltime Curriculum Plan

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track

Enter Fall Semester - Four consecutive semesters

Semester 1
Fall Semester
NUR 602 (Core)   Advanced Health Assessment (3 hrs)
NUR 603 (Core)   Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 hrs)
NUR 607 (Core)   Advanced Pharmacology (3 hrs)
NUR 660              Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting I (5 hrs)

Semester 2
Spring Semester
NUR 608 (Core)    Health Care Policy (2 hrs)
NUR 618 (Core)    Evidenced-based Practice and Research for Adv Nursing Practice (4 hrs)
NUR 661                Management of Adult Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting II (5 hrs)
NUR 663                Acute Care Practicum I (180 clinical hours)  (3 hrs)

Semester 3
Summer Semester
NUR 601 (Core)    Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development (2 hrs)
NUR 675 (Core)    Statistics for the Behavioral and Clinical Sciences (3 hrs)
NUR 662                Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting III (4 hrs)
NUR 664                Acute Care Practicum II  (180 clinical hours) (3 hrs)
NUR 620 (Core)    Capstone Project (2 hrs)

Semester 4
Fall Semester
NUR 665                Acute Care Practicum III  (180 clinical hours) (3 hrs)
NUR 644                Role Transition and Issues for the Nurse Practitioner (3 hrs)

*For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice hours is 1:4
Total course hours = 48
Total Clinical Practice Hours = 540
This program of study includes a minimum of 540 practicum hours.  A student completing this track will be prepared to meet requirements to take the certification examination under the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) specific specialties and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.