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PREPARE FOR A CAREER PROVIDING CARE FOR ADULT PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CONDITIONS

Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study/DNP)

PREPARE FOR A CAREER PROVIDING CARE FOR ADULT PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CONDITIONS

Building upon its long-standing expertise in family nurse practitioner education, Pace is developing the next generation of Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioners and clinical leaders.

Pace’s Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program offers the 42-credit master of science degree, and the 78-credit advanced standing ACANP-DNP. This allows you to begin practice as an ACANP, and apply to continue on and complete additional courses for your ACANP-DNP. If you are already a master’s prepared ACANP, Pace also offers a certificate of advanced graduate study for master’s prepared nurses who wish to pursue acute care adult nurse practitioner studies (36 credits), as well as nurse practitioners who wish to expand their practice though adult acute care nurse practitioner education and certification (credits determined by a Gap Analysis).

Pace will begin admitting students who meet specific criteria to the following Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs in the fall of 2014:

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies—Master’s-prepared primary care nurse practitioners (FNP, ANP, GNP, WHNP) currently practicing in an acute care environment who have a minimum of 500 supervised clinical practicum hours across the adult/gero acute care population foci.

DNP—Current master’s-prepared acute care adult practitioners with a minimum of 500 supervised clinical hours in the master’s nurse practitioner program.

*Admission will be expanded in future years to encompass the rest of the program offerings for a broader range of eligible students.