Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gero NPs in the acute care setting treat acute, critical and complex health issues of patients from late adolescence on.
The AG-ACNP program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced nursing care in complex patient situations. The AG-ACNP manages acute, critical and complex chronic illness across the adult lifespan from young adults (including late adolescents) to adults and older adults. and across a continuum of care settings.
The BSN-DNP program consists of 77 credit hours of coursework in a hybrid environment that includes online, blended and on-campus courses. It requires 1,000 hours of clinical practicum, with 675 hours in the AG-ACNP clinical specialty. Clinical practicums are arranged in a variety of hospital (including ICU and ER) and specialized outpatient settings, and include both medicine and surgery specialty areas.
About the program and the profession Heading link
Award-winning nurse practitioner Susan Corbridge, PhD ’08, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, executive associate dean for the UIC College of Nursing, describes UIC’s AG-ACNP program and the evolution of the field in which graduates will work.
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100 % Pass rate among UIC AG-ACNP graduates testing for board certification in 2019
Clinicals Practicum sites and highly qualified preceptors are arranged for students by faculty