Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP)

This program prepares students as a nurse practitioner specializing in Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP)

Program Information

Emergency NursingThis MSN program prepares graduates for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and for doctoral study. Graduates of the program are able to synthesize and apply advanced knowledge, theories, and research to a specialized area of nursing practice and function as leaders in practice to contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession. Students entering the Dual Role track must have at least one year of EMERGENCY or ICU nursing experience.

Core graduate courses and didactic Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP) courses are available online. The didactic NP specialty courses have co-requisite clinical courses. These clinical courses can usually be completed with preceptors in the students' home community. Prior to enrolling in AHN 549, the first clinical course, students in this program are required to attend a mandatory on-campus orientation that includes basic skills and simulation workshops. 

Students are required to attend two mandatory on-campus orientations that include basic skills and simulation workshops in the Summer before each component of the Dual Role Program. Prior to enrolling in AHN 549, the first clinical course for the FNP Component, students in this program are required to attend FNP orientation and FNP clinical skills intensives.

In the Summer of 2018, students will attend one of the four FNP orientations and clinical skills intensives. Students have the opportunity to request their preferred group on a first come, first serve basis through the simulation department after the request is sent out during the Spring.

FNP Orientation Dates:
Group 1- July 17-18, 2018
Group 2- July 19-20, 2018
Group 3- July 24-25, 2018
Group 4- July 26-27, 2018

In the following year, prior to enrolling in AHN 553, the first clinical course for the AGACNP Component, students will return to campus for AGACNP orientation and acute care clinical skills intensives.

In the Summer of 2018, students will attend one of the three AGACNP orientation and clinical skills intensives. Students have the opportunity to request their preferred group on a first come, first serve basis through the simulation department after the request is sent out during the Spring.

AGACNP Orientation Dates:
Group 1- July 31 - August 1, 2018
Group 2- August 2-3, 2018
Group 3- August 6-7, 2018

Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP) Nursing FAQ

Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP) Curriculum

Post BSN Track (MSN)

RN to MSN for Associate/diploma RN’s

RN to MSN for associate/diploma RN’s with a BS/BA degree in a non-nursing discipline

Contacts

Please feel free to email for more information about the Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP) Program: mbolton@southalabama.edu.