Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing offers an online program of study leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Acute Care Nursing. The DNP in Acute Care Nursing prepares nurses as Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) in adult populations.
The program includes a series of didactic core courses such as Philosophy, Epidemiology, Health Economics, and Leadership. There are clinical experiences in most semesters. Most clinical experiences are obtained in each student’s community in various clinical sites with preceptors. Faculty supervise clinical experiences. A direct patient care practice residency is required during the last semester that includes a capstone quality improvement project. This is an online program that requires travel for on-campus experiences once or twice a semester for approximately one week each on each visit. Dates for the on-campus weeks are published a year in advance.
DNP Acute Care Nursing
Carol L. Thompson, PhD, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FCCM, FAANP
Professor and Acute Care Option Coordinator
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
920 Madison, #944
Memphis, TN 38163