Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
Patients with complex conditions or problems rely on the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in a variety of clinical settings. Are you interested in this important role?
What Will You Do as an AG-ACNP?
As an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, you will provide advanced nursing care to adults with acute, critical and chronic conditions. You will practice in settings where patients require specialized care such as complex and continuous monitoring, intricate or invasive therapies or interpretation of diagnostic testing. In delivering patient care, your goals will be to stabilize the patient, minimize complications, manage additional on-going health care problems and promote physical and psychological well-being.
How Will Vanderbilt Prepare You for Practice?
The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing is exciting and challenging. Through our program:
- You will gain clinical experience, with hands-on learning in application and evaluation of diagnostic reasoning, advanced therapeutic interventions and consultation.
- Your curriculum plan will provide in-depth content about pathophysiology and management of complex patient problems with various illnesses, so that you learn to help both the patient and family achieve the highest degree of wellness possible.
- You will come to understand the acute, critical and chronic aspects of selected diseases, so you can anticipate and manage many acute episodic problems that may occur.
- You may choose to focus in an area of specialization – with a wealth of preceptorship opportunities at Nashville-area practice sites, allowing you to practice at an advanced level in your selected area of specialization.
- Your Vanderbilt credential will be recognized in health care circles everywhere, and you will be prepared for the next steps toward certification.