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CONTACT:
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
sage@cedarcrest.edu
610-740-3770

Graduate Nursing Programs

Sharon Melincavage
Director of the Nurse Administrator,
Nurse Educator and Nurse Practitioner Programs
smmelinc@cedarcrest.edu
Ext 3342

Stephanie B. Woodruff
Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
stephanie.woodruff@cedarcrest.edu
Ext. 4485

MSN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track prepares registered nurses with acute-care experience essential to provide direct patient management in acute and complex healthcare settings.  Graduates will apply evidence-based practice principles to provide advanced nursing care to address the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of adult/gerontology patients with acute, critical, and/or complex chronic health conditions.  The AGACNP graduate will focus on the provision of restorative, curative, rehabilitative, palliative, and/or supportive end-of-life care as determined by patient needs.  Graduates are eligiblefor national certification.

Year 1

Fall Semester
MSN 510 Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations for Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 512 Research for Evidence-based Nursing Practice (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 516 Issues and Trends Relevant to Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 550 Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Summer Semester
MSN 551 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit online lab (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 520 Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Year 2

Fall Semester
MSN 514 Informatics & Technology in Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 552 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics Across the Lifespan  (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 609  Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit clinical (56 clock hour)]; 14 weeks)

Summer Session
MSN 610 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits; 12 weeks)
MSN 611 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits [168 clock hours]; 12 weeks)

Year 3

Fall Semester
MSN 612 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses II (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 613 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses II (4 credits [224 clock hours]; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 614 Adult Gerontology Traumatic Injury & Emergency Illness Diagnosis & Management (1 credit; 14 weeks)
MSN 615 Clinical Residency (5 credits [280 clock hours]; 14 weeks)