Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option prepares graduates to provide patient-centered, evidence-based care to adults and older adults who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, or highly vulnerable to complications, requiring frequent monitoring and intervention. Coursework and supervised clinical experiences prepare the graduate to provide a full-spectrum of care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management and palliative care, with consideration to the developmental, life-stage needs of adults across the age spectrum.

Degree concentrations include pathways for those wishing to obtain initial Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification and APRNs with current Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner credentials who wish to earn the DNP.




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DNP Acute Care Nursing
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Donna J. Lynch-Smith, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, APN, NE-BC
Assistant Professor and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Concentration Coordinator
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
920 Madison, #944
Memphis, TN 38163

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