Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MS/CAGS)

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Application Deadline: Mar 15
GRE: Not required

Overview

The Northeastern University Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Anesthetist Programs prepare nurses for professional licensure as Nurse Practitioners within a population focus or as Nurse Anesthetists. The program in which you are enrolled prepares you to practice in any state, based on the information posted on each state’s nursing licensure website as of 2021. Please refer to the complete list of state licensure requirements here: professional licensure disclosures on the University’s Consumer Information page. Please contact your program director with any questions about professional licensure.

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for the advanced practice role and to care for patients with acute, episodic and complex chronic illnesses in the acute care setting. The program culminates in the Master of Science degree in Nursing.

In addition to the master’s program, we offer a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) for nurses who possess an MS degree in Nursing.

Admissions Requirements

Before enrolling in our clinical core courses, applicants must have two years experience as an RN in an acute care setting in the United States. Additionally, during the five years prior to entering our program, applicants must have successfully completed a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing.

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Curriculum

Our program* provides a broad background of basic physiology, advanced pathophysiology and advanced health assessment. Diagnostic reasoning skills are taught and developed as students learn the advanced nursing management and technology skills needed to care for acute, chronic and critically ill individuals and their families.

*Curriculum subject to change.

Sample Schedule

Full-time

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • NRSG 5126 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRSG 6115 Health Assessment

Spring Semester

  • NRSG 7105
    Translating Research Evidence into Practice
  • NRSG 6222 Pharmacology of the Adult/Older Adult
  • NRSG 6220
    Nursing Management of Acute and Episodic Illness
  • NRSG 6420 Adult/Gero Acute Care Nursing Practicum I

Summer Semester

  • NRSG 7110 Evidenced based Research Application
  • NRSG 5118 Healthcare Systems and Role Development

Year 2

Fall Semester

  • NRSG 6221 Nursing Management of Critical and Chronic illness
  • NRSG 6421 Adult/Gero Acute Care Nursing Practicum II
  • NRSG Elective

Spring Semester

  • NRSG 6241 Acute Care Concepts in Nursing Practice
  • NRSG 6422 Adult/Gero Acute Care Nursing Practicum III

Part-time

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
  • NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice

Spring Semester

  • NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRSG 7110 Evidenced Based Practice Research Application

Summer Semester

  • NRSG Elective
  • NRSG 5118
    Health Care Systems and Role Development

Year 2

Fall Semester

  • NRSG 6115 Health Assessment
  • NRSG 5121 Epidemiology

Spring Semester

  • NRSG 6222 Pharmacology of the Adult and Older Adult
  • NRSG 6220 Nursing Management of Acute and Episodic Illness
  • NRSG 6420 Adult/Gero Acute Care Nursing Practicum I

Year 3

Fall Semester

  • NRSG 6221 Nursing Management of Critical and Chronic illness
  • NRSG 6421 Adult/Gero Acute Care Nursing Practicum II

Spring Semester

  • NRSG 6241 Acute Care Concepts in Nursing Practice
  • NRSG 6422 Adult/Gero Acute Care Nursing Practicum III

Experiential Learning

Clinical practice of the advanced nurse is the major focus of this program. All students complete a minimum of 600 hours of precepted clinical learning. Intensive supervision of clinical work by faculty and expert preceptors provides the necessary experience for practice, as well as an appreciation of the critical analysis as a method of learning. Through varied clinical experiences while working with expert clinicians, students develop the expertise necessary for patient management and advanced nursing practice skills across the wellness-illness continuum.

The School of Nursing has over 40 years of experience providing experiential learning opportunities  for nursing students. Students consult with their faculty advisors to choose the appropriate clinical settings for their practicum experiences. Opportunities are available in locations throughout New England. The School of Nursing maintains affiliations with over 100 institutions in Greater Boston including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts-New England Medical Center

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