Due to their unique skillsets, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG-ACNP) may work in a variety of settings. Hospital inpatient units are the most common space of practice, though they frequently work in intensive care, acute care, and trauma units of tertiary care facilities. Increasingly, they care for patients in specialty clinics and long-term care facilities.
The Post-Masters Certificate in AG-ACNP online program prepares individuals who are already licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) with the skills and competencies needed to provide patient-centered care to adult and geriatric acute care patients. The purpose of the program is to expand the scope of practice of APRN’s and broaden career opportunities. The program will prepare students for professional service in a healthcare setting, create new knowledge and provide opportunities for professional involvement, while instilling an understanding of the importance of life-long learning and meaningful contribution.
1. Integrate knowledge of theory and research to develop a comprehensive and ethical approach to nursing practice and education in a global society.
2. Develop and utilize evidence-based advanced clinical practice and skills to promote, maintain and restore optimum wellness to individuals.
3. Articulate the issues and trends that affect the social, economic, political, and institutional forces that influence nursing and health care delivery.
4. Critically appraise and utilize scientific, expert, and other sources of knowledge to ensure quality outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice.
5. Develop collaborative and interprofessional relationships to improve health outcomes in various settings.