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)
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 (FNP/AGACNP) track must have at least one year of recent (within the past five years) direct patient care experience in the Emergency Department (ED) or the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Specialty areas such as the Cath lab, GI lab, Radiology, OR, Recovery Room etc. do not qualify.
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.
All students in the Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) specialty are required to attend two* mandatory on-campus Clinical Skills Intensives (CSI) in the summer before each component of the Dual Role Program.
Each clinical skills intensive provides hands-on instruction for common advanced practice assessments and procedures pertinent to the specialty clinicals starting that fall. Instruction is provided by the USA Simulation Program.
Students must sign-up to attend one session for each phase (Family Phase 1 and Acute Phase 2) and can select preferred dates on a first come, first serve basis. Simulation will contact students with information via JagMail on how to sign-up three months prior to the scheduled dates.
Please note the dates are for Clinical Skills Intensives only. The track coordinator may provide orientation dates, which are separate from CSI and Simulation.
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.
|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 for Dual Role 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.|
|NU 506 - Evidence-Based Practice & Informatics for Professional Nurses 4 credit hours|
|NU 507 - Leadership & Management Roles for Professional Nurses 4 credit hours|
|NU 508 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Professional Nurses 4 credit hours|
The University of South Alabama Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program provides the skills necessary for a rewarding career. Graduates are eligible and prepared to complete the appropriate national certification exam and apply for licensure to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). It is the graduate’s responsibility to ensure the program meets the requirements to practice in their selected state or U.S. territory.
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