Job growth for nurse practitioners in the U.S. is projected to from 2021-2031.
Learn how to provide quality direct patient care to adults from adolescence through senescence in a variety of acute care settings.
- Part-time study is available to meet the needs of working nurses.
- Students can transfer previous graduate nursing coursework from other institutions with approval of the nursing department chair.
- Students have the opportunity to provide input into their clinical site selection with assistance from the program director to ensure timely program completion.Â
- Students have an individual faculty advisor who is available on campus for appointments as needed.
- Faculty are highly credentialed, board certified nurse practitioners who continue to practice clinically in addition to having research and leadership experience.
°®½´ÊÓÆµâ€™s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration. This leads to improved health and well-being outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities!
Graduates are employed in various settings, including:
- Acute Care Hospitals
- Critical Care Units
- Emergency Departments
- Urgent Care Centers
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
- One year acute care medical-surgical clinical experience (preferably inpatient or hospital-based).
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale) from all colleges/universities attended. Applicants with GPAs below 3.25 in undergraduate studies may be admitted on a provisional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies.
- Current registered professional nursing license in New York State.
- Current resume.
- Letter of intent or letters of reference may be submitted to strengthen application.
- Interview with the nursing faculty
This program prepares Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to provide direct patient care to adults from adolescence through senescence in a variety of acute care settings.
The development of independent decision-making skills and autonomy in the delivery of holistic health care are emphasized.
Upon completion of the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program, the graduate will:
- Appraise variants in health, including physiological variations, in a wide range of cultural, racial, ethnic, age, and gender groups in a commitment to health of vulnerable populations.Â
- Incorporate core scientific and ethical principles in advanced nursing practice to adult and geriatric populations.Â
- Synthesize theoretical, scientific and contemporary clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states of adult and geriatric patients.Â
- Collaborate with the interprofessional team, individuals, family and caregivers in the development of appropriate interventions for adult and geriatric patients.Â
- Participate in the design, development, and evaluation of current and evolving health care services to optimize care and outcomes for diverse adult and geriatric patients.Â
- Evaluate health outcome data using current technologies, information systems, and statistical principles to develop strategies to reduce risks and improve health outcomes of adult and geriatric patients.Â
- Exert leadership within the profession and within the healthcare system to advocate for change using a systems perspectiveÂ
- Employ evidence based practice guidelines to design and implement culturally competent health care for health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and disease management of adult and geriatric patientsÂ
- Contribute to professional nursing through evidence based nursing practice, professional engagement and service to the profession and the community, disseminating scholarly work and through evidence based practice.Â