The UNC School of Nursing has developed three graduate program options—delivered mostly online through UNC Extended Campus—to prepare working nurses for advanced clinical practice as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). The AGACNP programs teach health promotion, assessment, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and coordination of care of acutely and critically ill adolescents, adults, and older adults with a focus on the rural environment. A primary focus of this specialized acute care role is to improve transitions of care and help prevent hospital readmissions.
Traditional acute care nurse practitioner roles are now extending into the clinic and community setting. Additionally, rural areas have difficulty recruiting and maintaining medical staff who can address the full range of necessary clinical activities and transitions of care. The AGACNP role was developed to help address this shortage. Nurses can choose from three program options, depending on their previous education and their career goals.
Visit the program links above or contact Audrey Snyder, Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: Kara Murray