Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Intensivist Focus
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 specialty 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.
Some aspects of this specialty are offered in a modified (block) learning format, which combines modified course delivery methods and weekend on-campus experiences. The AG-ACNP Intensivist specialty 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