The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP program prepares you to provide direct patient care to adults with complex, acute illnesses.
Apply for Spring 2021 admission from July 1st – Oct. 15th
April 15th deadline for Fall 2021 admission
71 credits + 540 clinical hours + 500 mentored hours
3-year and 4-year study plans
At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners to provide advanced nursing care to patients with complex, critical, and chronic health conditions, including the delivery of acute care services.
With an emphasis on health promotion and preventive care, our program will equip you to provide The acute care nurse practitioner performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage acute and critical health problems. This includes ordering, performing, interpreting, and supervising interventions and diagnostic strategies to promote stability and health during the acute or chronic critical illness.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (AGACNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Meet the Specialty Director
Dr. Amita Avadhani is an Associate Professor and the Interim Specialty Director for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Program. Her research Interests are: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, End of Life Care, and Quality of Work Life.