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New Online Graduate Level Nursing Programs To Start Fall 2015

Three Program Options for Advanced Nursing Practice in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

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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.

An Advanced Practice Nurse Specialty with Growing Demand

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.

For BSN RN Nurses

Nursing Master of Science: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Post-Bachelor's with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Focus

For Nurses Who Have Already Earned a Master's Degree

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), Post-Master's Certificate

For More Information

Visit the program links above or contact Audrey Snyder, Program Coordinator: audrey.snyder@unco.edu

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