The four-semester, 48-hour program may be pursued full time, part time or post masters.
Students in this program receive a broad exposure to managing the acute and complex clinically ill patients and are educated to work as independent practitioners and as members of an interdisciplinary team.
More than 700 hours of directly supervised clinical practice with physician and acute care nurse practitioner preceptors are required for degree completion. Sites include hospitals and many specialty practices in the metropolitan-Atlanta area.
Students graduating from this program have opportunities to work in acute and critical care specialty settings. Graduates have also found positions in critical care, trauma surgery, general surgery and all inpatient specialties.
Enrollment in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program requires at least one year of professional nursing experience as an RN in an acute/critical care setting.
DNP Program Option
This specialty is also offered in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) format.