11: School of Graduate Nursing

General Information | M.S. in Nursing | Ph.D. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Philosophy | Characteristics of Graduates | Admission | Academic Regulations
Program Description | Clinical Nurse Specialist | Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner | Health System Management | M.S.N.-M.B.A. Joint Degree
Post-Master's Primary Care Nurse Practitioner | Post-Master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Admission | Grades | Nurse Practitioner Program Completion Requirements

Post-Master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Clinical Track

The Post-Master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) clinical track provides the master's-prepared nurse with the necessary critical care experience, skills and knowledge to assume the role of acute care practitioner across the continuum of acute care services in a variety of settings using a collaborative practice model.

The core body of knowledge is derived from the full spectrum of high-acuity patient care needs. This 27-credit clinical track prepares the acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) to assess complex acutely ill patients through health history, physical and mental status examination, and health risk appraisal. Diagnostic reasoning, advanced therapeutic interventions, consultation and referral to other nurses, physicians, and other providers are intrinsic components of the role.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the National ACNP Certification Examination.


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