MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

The Nurse Practitioner Concentration at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing offers two specialty track options:

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Lifespan

 

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology

FNP Clinical Training The Master's of Science in Nursing degree, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Concentration is a six-semester program that allows students to continue working full or part time. The BSN to MSN program consists of 49 credit hours over a period of 24 months. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats including online, hybrid, and face to face. Clinical/practicum courses provide experiential learning in the acute care setting.

Didactic and clinical coursework with preceptorships in Advanced Acute Care, Advanced Critical Care and an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Residency prepares students for the national certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). The student's education provides theoretical and evidence-based clinical knowledge and learning experiences emphasizing the development of clinical expertise needed to provide care for young adults (including late adolescents), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults) in the acute care setting. Course work prepares students in theoretical foundations for advanced practice, health care policy, and clinical assessment and management.

Students have didactic and clinical courses concurrently, reinforcing course work in the clinical setting. Courses include advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment and advanced pharmacology. From there students complete the advanced practice core courses and the role specific courses in Advanced Acute Care and Advanced Critical Care. The final AGACNP practicum allows immersion in the role as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Once certified, students who earn their MSN as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from UTC may begin work as a AGACNP feeling confident that they have the skills needed to work in acute care.

Family Nurse Practitioner Lifespan

NP student examines earThe Master's of Science in Nursing degree, Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration is a six-semester program that allows students to continue working full or part time. Coursework with preceptorships in Adult, Women and Pediatric Primary Care prepares students for the national certification exam offered by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The student's education provides theoretical and evidence-based clinical knowledge and learning experiences for role development as a family nurse practitioner, emphasizing the development of clinical expertise needed to deliver primary care for families. Course work prepares students in theoretical foundations for advanced practice, professional role, health care policy, and clinical assessment and management.

Students have didactic and clinical courses concurrently, reinforcing classroom work in the clinical setting. Courses include advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment and advanced pharmacology. From there students complete the advanced practice core courses and the three role specific courses in the primary care of adults, children and women. The final family nurse practitioner practicum allows immersion in the role as an FNP. Once certified, students who earn their MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from UTC may begin work immediately as a graduate FNP feeling confident that they have the skills needed to work in primary care as well as a variety of settings.

 


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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing is a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.