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 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.


Course location

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

 

FALL - SEMESTER I
6105 (N305B) Advanced Health Assessment Applications for the Adult-Gerontology ACNP 1
6101 (N305F) Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning 3
6102 (N306A) Advanced Physiologic and Pathophysiology 4
6103 (N307C) Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
6113 (N340A) Pathophysiology and Collaborative Mgmt in Acute Care for the Adult-Gero ACNP I 3
    14

SPRING - SEMESTER II
6123 (N340B) Pathophysiology and Collab Mgmt in Acute Care for the Adult-Gero ACNP II 3
6135 (N342C) Adult-Gerontology ACNP Practicum in Intensive Care 3
6149 (N396D) Critical Care Concepts for the Adult-Gerontology ACNP Intensivist 3
6050 (N399A) Scientific Underpinnings for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
    12

SUMMER - SEMESTER III
6133 (N340C) Pathophysiology and Collab Mgmt in Acute Care for the Adult-Gero ACNP III 3
6145 (N343C) Adv Adult-Gerontology ACNP Intensivist Practicum 3
6175 (N343D) Adv Adult-Gerontology ACNP Intensivist Preceptorship 2
6070 (N395) APN Role within the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System 3
6170 (N396E) Advanced Simulation Lab I 1
6060 (N399B) Conceptualization & Integration of Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
    15
  TOTAL HOURS 41