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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for advanced practice roles as clinical experts, managers, educators and consultants. The program provides advanced study with a major focus on clinical experience and culminates with the Master of Science degree in Nursing. Students may pursue either full-time or part-time study and a BSN/MS in Nursing is available for qualified nurses. Nurses who possess an MS degree in Nursing are eligible for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in this specialization.

Curriculum

The program provides a broad background of basic physiology, advanced pathophysiology and advanced health assessment. Diagnostic reasoning skills are taught and developed as students learn the advanced nursing management and technology skills needed to care for acute, chronic and critically ill individuals and their families.

Required Courses and Semester Hours

Professional Core
NRSG 5118 Health Care Systems and Professional Role Development   3
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology and Population Health   3

Research Core
NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice 3
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Application 2

Clinical Core
NRSG 6115 Health Assessment   3
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice    3
NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology 2
NRSG 6325 Pharmacotherapeutics Anesthesia 2
or
NRSG 6222 Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults

Acute Care Theory Courses
NRSG 6220 Nursing Management: Acute and Episodic Illness   3
NRSG 6221 Nursing Management of Critical and Chronic Illness   3
NRSG 6241 Acute Care Concepts in Nursing Practice   3

Acute Care Practicum Courses
NRSG 6420 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practicum I      2
NRSG 6421 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practicum II     4
NRSG 6422 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practicum III    4

Electives
Qualifying elective courses (see advisor for details)   3

Total Credits Required for MS: 43

Additional Courses for BSN/MS Option
NRSG 5100 Professional Development and Scientific Basis   4
NRSG 5101 Computer and Nursing Informatics    3
NRSG 5102 Public Health Nursing    4
NRSG 5103 Cultural Diversity in Nursing Practice   3
Qualifying elective courses (see advisor for details)    10

Total: 24

Total Credits Required for BSN/MS: 67

Adult and Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

Required Courses and Semester Hours
NRSG 6220 Nursing Management: Acute and Episodic Illness   3
NRSG 6221 Nursing Mgmt. Critical & Chronic Illness      3
NRSG 6241 Acute Care Concepts     3
NRSG 6420 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practicum I      2
NRSG 6421 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practicum II     4
NRSG 6422 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practicum III    4
Electives     5

Total Credits Required for CAGS Adult and Gerontology Acute Care NP Specialization: 24

Pre-requisite courses or equivalent
NRSG 6115 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3
NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology 2

Contact Info

Susan Gallagher
Director
106K Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.6064
su.gallagher@neu.edu

Experiential Learning

Clinical practice of the advanced nurse is the major focus of this program. All students complete a minimum of 600 hours of precepted clinical learning. Intensive supervision of clinical work by faculty and expert preceptors provides the necessary experience for practice, as well as an appreciation of the critical analysis as a method of learning. Through varied clinical experiences while working with expert clinicians, students develop the expertise necessary for patient management and advanced nursing practice skills across the wellness-illness continuum.

The School of Nursing has over 40 years of experience providing cooperative education for nursing students. Students consult with their faculty advisors to choose the appropriate clinical settings for their practicum experiences. Opportunities are available in locations throughout New England. The School of Nursing maintains affiliations with over 100 institutions in Greater Boston including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts-New England Medical Center.

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