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)
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.
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 2019, 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 25-26, 2019
- Group 2- July 29-30, 2019
- Group 3- July 31-Aug 1, 2019
- Group 4- Aug 5-6, 2019
- Group 5- Aug 7-8, 2019
- Group 6- Aug 12-13, 2019
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 2019, 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 15-16, 2019
- Group 2- July 17-18, 2019
- Group 3- July 23-24, 2019
A USA Online Project Site will open in February for students planning to enroll in AHN 548 and AHN 549 in the Fall to assist in making preparations for clinicals. Students will be invited to join this site by the clinical coordinator. In order to provide students with consistent, accurate, and official information about clinicals, please refrain from contacting Clinical Affairs or other departments to make requests or inquiries. If at all possible, await the opening of the USA Online Project Site. Students will have ample time to set up clinical rotations once information is received from the site.
All didactic course online exams are given during a 2 hour window (usually Tuesday mornings for FNP and Tuesday afternoon for AGACNP) and all students must test during this period. Exam dates will be announced prior to the start of each semester.
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.
NU 518 - Advanced Nursing Assessment 3 credits
NU 545 - Physio-pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing 3 credits
NU 578 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 credits
MSN Core Courses
NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credits
NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 credits
NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credits
NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credits
Dual Role (Family NP/Adult-Geron Acute Care NP) Specialty Courses
AHN 538 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues 2 credits
AHN 548 - Family Primary Care NP I 4 credits
AHN 549 - Family Primary Care NP Practicum I - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credits
AHN 550 - Family Primary Care NP II 4 credits
AHN 551 - Family Primary Care NP Practicum II- 300 Clinical Hours 5 credits
AHN 552 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP I 4 credits
AHN 553 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP Practicum I - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credits
AHN 554 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP II 4 credits
AHN 555 - Adult-Geron Acute Care NP Practicum II - 300 Clinical Hours 5 credits
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.
CMN 411 - Nursing in Community Systems 4 credits
NU 404 - Evidence Based Practice & Informatics 3 credits
NU 410 - Concepts of Professional Nursing 6 credits
NU 425 – Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 credits
NU 530 – Accelerated MSN Advanced Health Assessment 4 credits
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