Adult-Gerontology Primary & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ADNP)

The Dual Adult-Gerontology Primary and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program prepares students to provide advanced primary and acute care to adults across the age continuum, adolescent to frail elderly. This program is a good fit for nurses who envision a future working as an advanced practice nurse in a specialty practice involving patients in good health and others suffering episodic, and complex chronic, acute, and critical illness. Students in the dual track program advanced knowledge and skills enabling high-quality, cost-effective direct patient care management from the time of hospital admission to discharge and in follow-up outpatient clinic visits. Students complete 50 credits in theory, advanced clinical procedures, and clinical practicum courses, including 1200 hours of supervised clinical practice in primary care (600 hours) and acute/critical care settings (600 hours), thereby expanding their scope of practice and increasing their employability. Completion of the dual track program requires only one semester more of full-time study than either the AGPCNP or AGACNP program alone. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for dual national certification as an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner as well as state-sanctioned prescriptive authority.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

MSN-600Orientation to MSN Program0
MSN-602Nursing Inquiry, Research & Scholarships3
MSN-603Health Care Systems: Organization, Economies & Politics3
MSN-615Adv Practice Roles & Nursing Theories3
MSN-616Ethics for the Advanced Practice Nurse1
MSN-617Population-Based Health3
MSN-617Population-Based Health3
MSN-621Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology3
MSN-622Advanced Health & Physical Assessment3
MSN-623Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics & Clinical Decision Making3
Dual Advanced Primary and Acute Care Adult-Gerontology 1
and Primary Care and Acute Care Adult- Gerontology Practicum I
Dual Advanced Primary and Acute Care Adult-Gerontology 2
and Dual Primary and Acute Care Adult- Gerontology Practicum 2
MSN-696PDual Primary and Acute Care Adult- Gerontology 33
MSN-698PDual Primary and Acute Care Adult- Gerontology Practicum 43
MSN-646Special Topics Advanced Practice Nursing Gerontology and Related Specialties3
MSN-656Advanced Acute & Critical Care Adult-Gerontology3
MSN-755Capstone 11
MSN-760Capstone 21