The Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option prepares graduates to manage the care of adult patients with complex health deviations across the continuum of acute care services. The focus of the program is on practice in interdisciplinary collaborative practice models providing care for physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, vulnerable patients. Common health problems encountered by adult acutely ill patients are addressed. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by the ANCC or the AACN Certification Corporation.

Track Director

Patrick A Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing - Clinical (Email)