The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program is designed to prepare nurses to care for patients who are acutely and critically ill across the continuum of acute care services.
Students gain a strong background in advanced assessment, therapeutics, and technology. Emphasis is placed on integrating didactic knowledge with patient management and advanced technical skills.
Clinical experiences include intensive care (cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, medicine and more), specialty services such as heart failure, transplant and acute coronary service, emergency department and fast track. Clinical sites are located in the New York metropolitan area.
Graduates are eligible to take the national professional certifying exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner curriculum meets requirements for AACN Certification Corporation’s ACNPC-AG certification exam. The program is certified for advanced practice/nurse practitioner status by the New York State Education Department.
The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director is Darylann Ficken, DNP, ACNP, ANP, DCC.