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Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
Introduction to the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Fall 2014 Admission
Application Deadline Extended to April 1st

This concentration provides graduates with the advanced skills and knowledge to assume the role of Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis on responding to calls from adolescents, adults, and older adults. The unique features of this program are that it is inclusive of care to culturally diverse adolescents, adults, and older adults.

The Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Concentration curriculum requires a total of 43 credit hours (46 credit hours beginning Fall 2012). The program generally follows a part-time format of study.  The curriculum contains a minimum of 600 hours of required clinical practice.  Attainment of competencies may require more than 600 hours. Placements may occur in health department clinics, private practice offices, home health agencies, community-based health centers, hospitals, long-term care institutions, and other settings providing health care to adolescents, adults, and older adults. 
 
Graduates of the Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration Program are eligible to sit for the Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).



Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plans
Course Information
Class
Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)


Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
NGR 6110
3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
NGR 6811
3
Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
NGR 6812
3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy, & Finance
NGR 6891
3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)


Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment
NGR 6002
2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment*
NGR 6002L
1
Advanced Pathophysiology
NGR 6141
3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NGR 6172
3
Concentration Courses (22 credits)


Perspectives of Aging
NGR 6251
3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care
NGR 6200
3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Primary Care
NGR 6200L
3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Comprehensive Primary Care
NGR 6605
3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Comprehensive Primary Care**
NGR 6605L
3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs
NGR 6607
3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Care of Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs***
NGR 6607L
4
Total   43

*Requires 30 hours of clinical experience in skills lab in community.
**Requires 180 hours of clinical practical expreience.
***Requires 240 hours of clinical practical experience.

Curriculum Plan Changes Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Curriculum Plan beginning Fall 2012.

Course Information Class Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)

Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring NGR 6110 3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations in Nursing NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice NGR 6812 3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy, & Finance NGR 6891 3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)

Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment NGR 6002 2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment NGR 6002L 1
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Concentration Courses (25 credits)    
Perspectives of Aging NGR 6251 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care NGR 6200 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Primary Care (180 supervised clinical hours) NGR 6200L 3
Women's Health: Nursing Situations in Advanced Practice NGR 6342 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Comprehensive Primary Care NGR 6605 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Comprehensive Primary Care (180 supervised clinical hours) NGR 6605L 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs NGR 6607 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Care of Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs (240 supervised clinical hours) NGR 6607L 4
Total Hours   46


A breakdown of FAU Tuition and fees is located online:

Fee for Lab/Practicum Courses (Beginning Fall Semester 2009)
There is a $150.00/credit fee for all lab and nurse practitioner practicum courses. The purpose of the fee is to cover the higher cost of instruction for these courses due to lower faculty-student ratios, travel for site visits, and increasing use of simulation and standardized patients.
 
The following courses carry this fee:
 
  • NGR 6002L - 1 credit, $150 fee
  • NGR 6200L - 3 credits, $450 fee
  • NGR 6605L - 3 credits, $450 fee
  • NGR 6619L - 4 credits, $600 fee
  • NGR 6607L- 4 credits, $600 fee

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