Dual Concentration: DNP in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care/Family Nursing

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP/Family NP

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a dual concentration in Adult-Gerontology ACNP/ and Family Nurse Practitioner prepares BSN and MSN prepared registered nurses as an advanced practice nurse at the doctoral level. The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares the graduate to function as a primary care provider with a focus on comprehensive health assessment, follow-up care for health problems, health promotion, and disease management for individuals of all ages and their families. Mentored clinical experiences at a variety of primary care sites provide opportunities to deliver acute and chronic disease management across the lifespan. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares graduates to provide patient-centered, evidence-based care to adults across the lifespan who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, or highly vulnerable to complications, requiring frequent monitoring and intervention. Didactic and practice experiences prepare the graduate to provide a full-spectrum of care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management and palliative care, with consideration to the developmental, life-stage needs of adults across the age spectrum. Graduates of this dual concentration are eligible for certification as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner.


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Donna J. Lynch-Smith, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, APN, NE-BC
Assistant Professor and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Concentration Coordinator
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
920 Madison, #944
Memphis, TN 38163

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