DNP - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP Program prepares nurses to provide direct patient care to adults with complex, acute illnesses in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Graduates will be eligible to sit for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Association as an Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the state of NJ. The program is designed for either part time or full time study. You must have a minimum of 2 years acute care experience.
Rutgers School of Nursing prepares acute care nurse practitioners to provide advanced nursing care to patients with complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions, including the delivery of acute care services. By virtue of the practice setting and patient acuity levels, the acute care nurse practitioner performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage acute and critical health problems. This includes the ordering, performing, interpreting and supervising interventions and diagnostic strategies to promote stability and health during the acute or chronic critical illness.
All of the in-person classes are held at the Newark campus only.
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Credits to Completion
The Post-Bacc DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program is 71 credits with 540 clinical hours devoted to precepted NP practice and 500 mentored hours in which the student develops, implements, evaluates, and disseminates their project.
Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP – One Page Overview (pdf)
Plans of Study
Deadline to Apply
- Apply by April 15 for Fall Term
- Apply by October 15 for Spring Term