Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Three-year full-time or four-year part-time hybrid program

The D.N.P. with a concentration in adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program prepares graduates to use outcomes to evaluate practice initiatives, use evidence-based practice to implement change, lead advanced decision-making and strategies to influence health policies and facilitate interprofessional collaboration in health care systems. Graduates earn a D.N.P. in nursing. This program is an option for bachelor's-prepared nurses.

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Program Details

In the D.N.P. adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner concentration, your coursework will focus on the care of adult patients who are characterized as physiologically unstable, technologically dependent and/or are highly vulnerable to complications. You will learn advanced clinical skills, explore pathways to implement quality improvement and develop leadership skills to prepare you for roles as a nurse practitioner, administrator, or educator.

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Guaranteed Admission

Students who graduate with the minimum of a bachelor’s degree from the VCU School of Nursing are guaranteed admission to any VCU nursing graduate program provided they meet the requirements for admission and there is program space availability. Contact for more info.