Adult gerontology acute care NP

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program, prepares students as advanced practice providers who can manage acute health conditions in adults. Our students have clinical experiences in a wide variety of clinical settings including hospitals, urgent care clinics, private practice, and health centers. A coordinator who is board certified in acute care oversees this APRN specalty track.

AG-ACNP are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination in adult/gerontology acute care.

The AG-ACNP track consists of 525 hours of direct, hands-on patient care in adult acute care settings under the supervision of a licensed preceptor practitioner. Through community partnerships, IUSON offers consistent placement for AG-ACNP students. Preceptors include advanced practice registered nurses (NPs) and physicians within the field of acute care. Experienced AG-ACNP faculty teach the track's hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and online) courses thereby ensuring quality, oversight, and relationships with students and community-based preceptors.

AG-ACNP websites
OrganizationURL
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) preceptor portal

https://www.nonpf.org/page/PreceptorPortal_Main 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

https://www.aanp.org

Society of Critical Care Medicinehttps://www.sccm.org/Home
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (ANCC)https://www.nursingworld.org/ancc/ 
Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indianahttps://capni.enpnetwork.com/ 

Precepting is Incredibly Rewarding

"I have found precepting for the IUSON ACNP program incredibly rewarding. It is amazing to have a chance to foster a passion for learning and nursing practice in future NPs. By teaching I am constantly processing information in a new way which also builds my own knowledge base." Annie Echelbarger, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN-CMS, Community Hospital North, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner