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Waters College of Health Professions

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum

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Both synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (on your own, not live) formats are used. Most of the course work is asynchronous but live sessions are scheduled in selected online courses. Students should consult with individual course syllabi for specific live session requirements. Students come with a variety of educational backgrounds. Therefore, when a student already has an MSN, a gap analysis must be performed by the Program Director to create an individualized program of study.

Post-MSN-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Courses
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
Course SubjectCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursClinical Hours
NURS9103Psychodynamics of Health
NURS9130A-G AC 1 – Adult - Gerontology

NURS9131A-G AC 2 – Adult - Gerontology
NURS9132A-G AC 3 - Adult - Gerontology

NURS9713Capstone Practice and Professional Issues
NURS9730A-G AC 1 – Adult - Gerontology Clinical
NURS9731A-G AC 2 – Adult - Gerontology Clinical
NURS9732A-G AC 3 – Adult - Gerontology Clinical

Total Credit Hours19
Total Clinical Hours630
Post-MSN-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program of Study
Fall semester (15 weeks)Spring semester (15 weeks)Summer semester (10 weeks)
NURS 9103 Pyschodymanics of Health (2)NURS 9130 A-G AC1 (3)

NURS 9730 A-G AC1 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
NURS 9131 A-G AC2 (3)

NURS 9731 A-G AC2 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
Total Credits255
Fall semester (15 weeks)Spring semester (15 weeks)
NURS 9132 A-G AC3 (3)

NURS 9732 A-G AC3 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
NURS 9713 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues (2)
(90 hours)
Total Credits52

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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