The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for advanced practice roles as clinical experts, managers, educators, and consultants. The program culminates with a Master of Science in Nursing.
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The Master of Science in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing program provides advanced study with a major focus on clinical experience and a broad background of basic physiology, advanced pathophysiology, and advanced health assessment. Diagnostic reasoning skills are taught and developed as students learn the advanced nursing management and technology skills needed to care for acute, chronic, and critically ill individuals and their families.
600 hours of precepted clinical experience
This program is appropriate for licensed nurses who do not possess master's degree in nursing
The master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Northeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
Clinical practice of the advanced nurse is the major focus of this program. All students complete a minimum of 600 hours of precepted clinical learning. Intensive supervision of clinical work by faculty and expert preceptors provides the necessary experience for practice, as well as an appreciation of the critical analysis as a method of learning. Through varied clinical experiences while working with expert clinicians, students develop the expertise necessary for patient management and advanced nursing practice skills across the wellness-illness continuum. The School of Nursing has over 40 years of experience providing cooperative education for nursing students. Students consult with their faculty advisors to choose the appropriate clinical settings for their practicum experiences. Opportunities are available in locations throughout New England. The School of Nursing maintains affiliations with over 100 institutions in Greater Boston including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts-New England Medical Center.
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