The program prepares the baccalaureate nurse for Advanced Practice Nursing as Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner within the Doctorate of Nursing Practice role. Students have the opportunity to train in community-based settings as well as hospitals and sub-specialty areas in order to prepare them for a broad spectrum of opportunities in the care of adults. DNP preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the role of the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner to include critical thinking and independent decision making in the areas of clinical practice, leadership, education, health policy, and consultation. DNP-prepared Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioners will develop the skills needed to assess, diagnose, and manage adults with acute, chronic, and acute-on-chronic illnesses as well as identify clinical problems and develop interventions that will have an impact on practice and patient care.
The AGNP Program meets the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) guidelines and prepares graduates to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s national certification exam.
Sample Program of Study
BS to DNP Program of Study
Susan A. Bruce, PhD, RN, ANP/CNS
Clinical Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Yvonne K. Scherer, EdD, RN, CNS
Carolyn A. Montgomery, PhD, RN, ANP/GNP
Clinical Assistant Professor