Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner post-baccalaureate to DNP (BSN to DNP) program of study consists of 89 credit hours. The plan of study is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (AACN, 2016), DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006), and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties NP Core Competencies (NONPF, 2017).

This program prepares the student at the graduate level with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in advanced nursing practice to provide patient centered evidence-based care to the young adults, adults, and older adults with complex acute, chronic, and critical conditions. Clinical settings include clinics, physicians’ offices and hospitals. The primary teaching-learning practices used in this program are adult-gerontology patient assessments, seminars, case studies/discussions, and acute, chronic, and long term care clinical practicums that focus on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of adult-gerontology patients. Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the role and scope of advanced nursing practice under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors.

Leanne Fowler  
Leanne H. Fowler, DNP, AGACNP-BC
Coordinator of AGACNP Concentration

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Services/Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4113
Email Address: nsstuaffairs@lsuhsc.edu