The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) program option was approved in 2006. It is designed to prepare clinical experts who provide care to acutely or critically ill patients in the hospital setting. At times ACNPs may function independently, but most often they function collaboratively with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team. The goals of the ACNP are to stabilize the patient, minimize complications, provide physical and psychological care, restore maximal health, and evaluate health risk factors.
The Adult Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study prepares nurses with advanced knowledge and skills to manage the health care of individuals in primary or acute care settings. The adult nurse practitioner plan of study with a primary care focus is 41 credit hours. This includes 660 supervised clinical hours. The acute care adult nurse practitioner plan of study is 46 credit hours. This includes 720 supervised clinical hours.
Available Plans of Study
Please click on a study plan below to see the required courses in the Nurse Practitioner option that interests you. Click on Program of Study plans to see the progression of courses in each option based on 6-, 7-, or 9-term plans of study.