Completion of the 15 month Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) post-graduate certificate program will enable primary care family nurse practitioners and adult-geriatric nurse practitioners to expand their current knowledge, increase their scope of practice, and provide care to adults experiencing acute and unstable conditions.
Graduates will be prepared for advanced practice in acute care environments including inpatient, emergency and critical care units. AG-ACNPs make valuable contributions in urban centers as well as rural, resource limited, communities.
The AG-ACNP curriculum requires five consecutive quarters of full-time study and completion of a minimum of 38 credit hours. Students interested in completing the AG-ACNP certification as part of the DNP program should meet with a DNP advisor to create an individual program of study.
|Fall I||Winter||Spring||Summer||Fall II|
|NURS 5400: Pharmacology for Inpatient Care (2)
NURS 5401: Diagnostics and Procedures for Acute Care (4)
|NURS 5402: Acute Care Theory I (5)
NURS 5403: Acute Care Practicum I (3)
|NURS 5404: Acute Care Theory II (5)
NURS 5405: Acute Care Practicum II (3)
|NURS 5406: Critical Care Pharmacology (2)
NURS 5407: Acute Care Theory III (5)
NURS 5408: Acute Care Practicum III (3)
|NURS 5409: Acute Care Specialty Clinical (6)|
|Total Credits: 6||Total Credits: 8||Total Credits: 8||Total Credits: 10||Total Credits: 6|
* A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. Current students should consult with their advisor and official SU graduate catalog for program requirements.
Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion*
Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care *
Epidemiology / Population Health
Ethics and Health Policy
Critical Inquiry / Research
Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
Primary Care Management
*Must be taken within 3 years of application, unless applicant has maintained current clinical practice.