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  School of Nursing 2021-2023 Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Programs Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum  

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum


The postbaccalaureate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares students to provide direct patient care to adults with complex, acute illnesses in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Graduates will be eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the state of New Jersey. The program is designed for either part-time or full-time study. You must have a minimum of two years of acute care experience.

Curriculum: The postbaccalaureate DNP adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program is 75 credits with 720 precepted practicum hours.

The following are the required courses for this program:


Core Courses
  • NURS 5104 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 5105 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • ADHA 5107 - Advanced Health Assessment (3)
D.N.P. Core Courses
  • NURS 6010 - Clinical Scholarship (2)
  • NURS 6060 - Clinical Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6930 - Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6040 - Determinants of Health (3)
  • NURS 6780 - Health Care Economics and Business Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
  • NURS 6880 - Leadership for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6980 - Epidemiology and Population Health (3)
  • NURS 6033 - Quality and Safety for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6020 - Management and Analysis of Health Data for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6940 - Evidence Translation and Implementation Science (3)
  • NURS 6030 - D.N.P. Project Planning and Proposal Development (3)*
  • NURS 6031 - D.N.P. Project Implementation (2)*
  • NURS 6032 - D.N.P. Project Evaluation and Dissemination (2)*

Specialty Courses

  • AGAC 5402 - Diagnostic Reasoning for the A.G.A.C. N.P. (3)
  • AGAC 6360 - Pathopharmacology (3)
  • AGAC 6270 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory I (3)
  • AGAC 6280 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum I (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • AGAC 6290 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory2 (3)
  • AGAC 6300 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum2 (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • AGAC 6320 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory 3 (3)
  • AGAC 6330 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum3 (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • AGAC 6340 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory 4 (3)
  • AGAC 6350 - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum4 (3) (180 clinical hours)
In addition to the successful completion of the above course requirements, all DNP students must meet all the DNP project requirements set forth by the program.

*A student who does not complete their DNP project during the project-related courses will be registered for a 1-credit project continuation course in subsequent semesters until the project is complete.

The minimum number of combined clinical practicum and DNP project experience hours is 1000. Students, however, may be required to complete more than 1000 hours to meet minimum competency requirements for graduation and certification (when applicable).
 
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