Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Intensivist Focus

Pre-requisites

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Certification at the provider or instructor level, through the Society of Critical Care Medicine, is a mandatory  pre-requisite for N342B, N396H, N343C and N396I. Student who enter the program without certification will be required to obtain the certification prior to those classes. Student who do not obtain certification, will not be eligible to register for those classes. FCCS certification can be obtained at Vanderbilt through the Division of Critical Care Anesthesiology (link to http://www.vandydreamteam.com/fccs) through the School of Medicine.


Course location

Some aspects of this program are offered in a modified (block) learning format, which combines modified course delivery methods and weekend on-campus experiences. The AG-ACNP Intensivist program didactic, simulation, and clinical ICU rotations (342C, 396D, 343C, 343D and 396E) are only available on Vanderbilt campus and do not utilize a block format.  

 

Sample Full-time Curriculum Plan for Specialty Year

 

FALL - SEMESTER I
N305B Advanced Health Assessment Applications for the Adult-Gerontology ACNP 1
N305F Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning 3
N306A Advanced Physiologic and Pathophysiology 4
N307C Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
N340A Pathophysiology and Collaborative Mgmt in Acute Care for the Adult-Gero ACNP I 3
    14

SPRING - SEMESTER II
N340B Pathophysiology and Collab Mgmt in Acute Care for the Adult-Gero ACNP II 3
N342C Adult-Gerontology ACNP Practicum in Intensive Care 3
N396D Critical Care Concepts for the Adult-Gerontology ACNP Intensivist 3
N399A Scientific Underpinnings for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
    12

SUMMER - SEMESTER III
N340C Pathophysiology and Collab Mgmt in Acute Care for the Adult-Gero ACNP III 3
N343C Adv Adult-Gerontology ACNP Intensivist Practicum 3
N343D Adv Adult-Gerontology ACNP Intensivist Preceptorship 2
N395 APN Role within the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System 3
N396E Advanced Simulation Lab I 1
N399B Conceptualization & Integration of Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
    15
  TOTAL HOURS 41