Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Why study Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner?
UC's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP program prepares students at the highest level of nursing practice to provide advanced care for adolescents, older adults, and the frail elderly with acute, short-term illness, exacerbated chronic illness, or terminal disease.
UC's Adult-Gero Acute Care NP program offers:
- Courses taught by faculty who currently practice in the field
- In-person, hands-on training that thoroughly prepares students for clinical experiences and real-world practice
- Flexible scheduling with a minimum time to completion of three years and a maximum of five years
Note: Students must reside in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana while in the program.
Applicants to the Adult-Gero Acute Care NP DNP program must have at least one year of work experience in the acute care setting as a registered nurse. Students must reside in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana while in the program.
For more details, visit DNP Program Admissions.
Graduates of this specialty meet educational requirements to take exams for national certification. Certified Adult-Gero Acute Care NPs provide services ranging from disease prevention to critical care to stabilize a patient’s condition, prevent complications, restore health, or offer palliative care. Adult-Gero Acute Care NPs also coordinate comprehensive care in and across health care settings to ensure patients’ needs are met during care transitions. Many Adult-Gero Acute Care NPs work in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities or short-term stay settings.
To fully prepare students for clinical experiences and real-world practice, UC's Adult-Gero Acute Care NP DNP students come to campus once a week for three semesters of the program for the advanced health assessment course and hands-on training sessions to learn, practice and receive immediate feedback on critical skills, including:
- Airway management
- Line and chest tube placements
- Lumbar punctures
- Trauma assessment
- Needle and surgical cricothyrotomy
- Interosseous access
Students also spend time in nearby UC Medical Center’s cadaver lab.
For application deadlines, visit DNP Admissions.
3110 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
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Program Code: 29DOC-AGAC-DNP