University of South Alabama College of Nursing
 
Adult/Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Nurse and patient
 

Adult/Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provide primary care services to adults who experience acute and chronic illnesses with emphasis on health promotion/disease prevention, health maintenance, health restoration, and rehabilitation needs. This program prepares students to certify as Adult/Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.

Adult/Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioners use a biopsychosocial model to examine relevant issues in adult and geriatric health and illness.

This program prepares masters-prepared nurse specialists in adult health care including:

integrated competencies of systems management, consultation, education, case management, program planning for adults as individuals and as aggregates, provision of primary care services to adults experiencing acute and chronic illnesses with emphasis on health promotion/disease prevention, health maintenance, health restoration, and rehabilitation needs. Enhanced content for older adults will be included to prepare students to care for this growing population with special needs.

 

Care continuum sites for Adult/Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner practice includes ambulatory care settings (such as rural health clinics, VA clinics, physician offices, home health), sub-acute and rehabilitation settings, palliative care, and long-term care facilities

While all Adult/Geron classes are online, we offer a mandatory three (3) day orientation which is held during the fall semester. The orientation is for all students beginning their clinical rotation (AHN 589) in Fall, 2014. The orientation will be held August 10-12, 2014 from 8am to 5pm. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty along with discussion of necessary forms and requirements for practicum experiences. Further, various clinical workshops will be provided which will help prepare students for their clinical experience.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Joyce Varner at jvarner@southalabama.edu.

 

 

This is an innovative program in that students who complete the program will be eligible to sit for the Adult/Geron Primary Care certification exam. In addition to preparation for the ANP role, this program includes enrichment in gerontological content, geriatric assessment, care and clinical experiences. This specialized content not only prepares the student for all primary care settings, but gives extra preparation for sites with elders such as long term care, geriatric clinics, or assisted living facilities.

 
Please feel free to email for more information about the Adult/Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program: Joyce Varner jvarner@southalabama.edu.
 
For Graduate program information:
Email: congrad@southalabama.edu


Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP/APNP) Curriculum

Post BSN Track (MSN)
         • Condensed schedule of study - Fall Admission
         • Full-time schedule of study - Fall Admission
       • Full-time schedule of study - Spring Admission
         • Full-time schedule of study - Summer Admission

Post Graduate Certificate

         • Full-time Post Graduate schedule of study - Fall Admission

RN to MSN for associate/diploma RN’s with a BS/BA degree in a non-nursing discipline


 

Course Schedules

Note: Your ability to progress in the curriculum is dependent upon you following the schedule. For example, some courses are taught only once each year and many others have pre-requisites. If you are unable to enroll as projected, contact the graduate office for a revised schedule.

While all Adult/Geron Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care) classes are online, we require a 2 -3 day orientation during the first Fall clinical semester. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty along with discussion of necessary forms and requirements for practicum experiences. In addition during orientation students will have workshops on various clinical skills including suturing, x-ray interpretation, splinting, GYN exams, and physical assessment.

 

For Additional Information

Graduate Studies
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3086
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
(251) 445-9400
Email: congrad@southalabama.edu
FAX: (251) 445-9416

 

The MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120
Telephone 202-887-6791

Nurse Educator Option

USA offers nurse educator classes to those students wishing to pursue a career in academia. These courses are a subspecialization that can be added onto your current degree plan. Please click this link to learn more:
Nursing Education

 
 

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