NSG 644: Advanced Role Practicum II

Class Program

This course focuses on utilization of critical thinking skills in clinical decision making in a collaborative acute care practice environment with the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) as the principal manager of care.  The theoretical content and clinical practicum focus on the diagnosis of problems encountered by Adult and Geriatric clients with complex acute, critical illness and/or acute exacerbation of chronic illness related to conditions and the impact on their quality of life with regard to the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Health Disparities (HD) and the role of the AGACNP based on the 2008 Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education (LACE); AACN/NONPF Adult-Gerontology and Pediatric Acute Care NP Competencies (2021), and Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies Content (2017). A clinical practicum includes 250 hours with a nurse practitioner preceptor to develop and apply critical thinking and advanced AGACNP nurse practitioner skills in assessing and diagnosing, managing and evaluating care of the Adult and Geriatric clients with complex acute, critical and chronic illness.