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DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Program

The Georgia Regents University College of Nursing offers the first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) program in the state of Georgia!

The DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care APN program offers two entry options to become board-eligible as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). This concentration prepares nurses to provide advanced patient-family centered care in settings with acute and/or chronically ill patients across the adult lifespan. Full-time and part-time schedules are available.

Committed to addressing the healthcare needs in acute and critical care settings, this program is designed to prepare nurses to provide the “5 Cs”: coordinated care, collaborative care, comprehensive care, consistent care, and cost-effective care.

Research has demonstrated that acute care APNs provide quality care, decrease length of stay and improve patient and family satisfaction.

Course of Study

Students take core courses covering evidence-based and scholarly-based approaches to meet Adult Geriatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Competencies and Doctor of Nursing Practice Competencies. Students complete more than 1000 hours of clinical and simulated experiences which emphasize essential competencies to address the complex health care needs of vulnerable and acute and/or chronically ill patients and their families.

Program Goals
The goals of the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Programs are to prepare graduates to:
  • Increase health equality and improve acute care health outcomes
  • Manage complex patient care in acute or chronic practice settings
  • Increase faculty workforce through the PACE program
Program Options
The DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing program encompasses two entry options to become board-eligible as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP):
  • Post BSN or Post MSN/CNL: The Post-BSN and Post-MSN tracks are designed for post-BSN or post-MSN/CNL nurses who wish to expand their scope of practice by providing advanced patient-family centered care in settings with acute
    and/or chronically ill adults.

Prospective students for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care APN programs are considered on an individual basis requiring careful evaluation of their transcripts and clinical backgrounds to determine specific content and courses needed to reach their professional goals.

Scholarship and Educational Opportunities

 


APPLY NOW

Deadline : April 2, 2014
(for Spring, 2015 entry)

* Complete applications fully processed into the system by the application deadline will receive consideration priority.  Applications received and/or completed after the program deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Late applications for Fall 2014 will be considered on a space available basis only.


Admission Requirements

Program Curricula


Tuition and Fees


DNP Alumni Projects List


CONTACT US

Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN
Program Director

Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manager 2

(T) 706.721.3676
(E) ACNP@gru.edu

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Accredited by the Commission of Collegiate
Nursing Education. 

For additional information
about the DNP degree, visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website or view the DNP Essentials document.


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