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

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

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

This 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. 

▼    Clinical Orientation

All students in the Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) specialty 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.

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 term.  Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation. 

Prior to enrolling in AHN 548 and 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.

Please note the dates listed are for Simulation Intensives only. The coordinator for each specialty track will provide full orientation dates:

FNP Clinical Skills Intensive Orientation Dates Phase 1:

  • Group 1 – July 22 – 23, 2020
  • Group 2 – July 27 – 28, 2020
  • Group 3 – July 29 – 30, 2020
  • Group 4 – August 3 – 4, 2020
  • Group 5 – August 5 – 6, 2020
  • Group 6 – August 10 – 11, 2020
  • Group 7 – August 12 – 13, 2020

In the following year, prior to enrolling in AHN 552 and 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, 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 semester.

AGACNP Clinical Skills Intensive Orientation Dates Phase 2:

  • Group 1- July 13 – 14, 2020
  • Group 2- July 15 – 16, 2020
  • Group 3- July 20 – 21, 2020
▼   Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP) Curriculum

BSN-MSN students complete all support, MSN core, MSN specialty courses for a total of 57 credit hours.  The MSN degree must be completed within five years.

Curriculum
Support Courses
NU 518 - Advanced Nursing Assessment 3 credit hours
NU 545 - Physio-pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing 3 credit hours
NU 578 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 credit hours
MSN Core Courses
NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours
NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3 credit hours
NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credit hours
NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credit hours
Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) Specialty Courses
AHN 538 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues 2 credit hours
AHN 548 - Family Primary Care NP I 4 credit hours
AHN 549 - Family Primary Care NP Practicum I - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours
AHN 550 - Family Primary Care NP II 4 credit hours
AHN 551 - Family Primary Care NP Practicum II- 300 Clinical Hours 5 credit hours
AHN 552 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP I 4 credit hours
AHN 553 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP Practicum I - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours
AHN 554 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP II 4 credit hours
AHN 555 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP Practicum II - 300 Clinical Hours 5 credit hours
RN to MSN students who are registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a non-nursing discipline must also complete the following courses.
RN-MSN Courses
NU 404 - Evidence Based Practice & Informatics 3 credit hours
NU 450 - Leadership & Management Roles for Professional Nursing Practice 4 credit hours
NU 452 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health 4 credit hours

Contacts

Please feel free to contact Dr. Jenna Sellers for more information about this specialty: sellers@ southalabama.edu.