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.