The DNP in adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who specializes in the care of patients in hospital settings such as, medical/surgical units, emergency departments, intensive care units, skilled nursing facilities, and in ambulatory specialty clinics managing diverse patients with complex acute and chronic health conditions across the entire adult age spectrum.

The competencies of the AGACNP are centered on assessment and advanced care for critically ill patients to diagnose and treat chronic, acute, and critical medical conditions. The AGACNP curriculum is designed with in-depth content about pathophysiology and management of complex patient problems with various illnesses intended to help both the patient and family achieve the highest degree of wellness possible.

The adult-gerontology acute nurse practitioner is “job ready” based upon practice experience and nurse competency skills to find employment working in trauma, emergency care, critical care, surgical services, rehabilitation units, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology and oncology settings, and sports-medicine. Based upon the student interests, the graduate will have clinical training experiences in their area of interest to meet their career goals.