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1 CARING AND COMPASSION FOR ADULTS AND OLDER ADULTS WITH ACUTE, CRITICAL OR WORSENING CHRONIC ILLNESS»» Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master s Concentration University of South Florida College of Nursing TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE, TRANSFORMING LIVES - CREATING THE NURSING LEADERS OF TOMORROW AND THE RESEARCH THAT IMPROVES HEALTH

2 Be a Leader in Adult-Gero Acute Care! An unprecedented shortage of acute care practitioners is becoming critical across the nation. The demand for acute care services is expected to increase significantly by 2020, due to the aging population and the increasing utilization of acute care services. The Baby Boomer generation is retiring in record numbers. This generation is benefitting from advances in diagnosis and treatment of illness by living longer. However, this also results in an increase in severe, life-threatening or chronic illness often requiring acute care services. Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are prepared specifically to care for the unique needs of aging adults across all acute care settings. Make a difference to patients across the nation by becoming an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a master s nursing degree from USF! Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health Dean, College of Nursing Why Adult Gerontology Acute Care? Make a difference in the life of the patient and family Anticipate & manage acute episodic problems from chronic conditions Provide in-depth skill to technologically dependent patients Identify adult or older patients highly vulnerable to health complications Promote disease prevention and cost effective health management Patient-centric care: restore health, stabilization, or palliative care Why USF? USF is the fastest growing research university in the nation USF is ranked 8th as an up and coming university, in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report s Best Colleges USF ranks among Forbes America s Best Colleges 2011 USF is ranked 5th Most Veteran Friendly School in the U.S. Why USF Nursing? First in Florida nursing program for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program to meet revised certification standards Prepares graduates to sit for national certification as an Adult/ Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nationally-renowned faculty with real world experience The College of Nursing s advisors are ready and standing by to speak with you about this innovative master s nurse practitioner program. Think Innovative, think Adult Gerontology Acute Care, think USF! The USF College of Nursing is Transforming Healthcare, Transforming Lives: Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health. Dianne Morrison-Beedy

3 The adult-gerontology acute care NP implements clinical reasoning and builds collaborative intra- and interprofessional relationships to provide optimal care to patients with complex acute, critical and chronic illness. The adult-gerontology acute care NP advocates on behalf of the patient population and the profession through active participation in the health policy process. - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies American Association of Colleges of Nursing February 2012 Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are in great demand across Tampa Bay area and the Nation to help assess and manage acutely ill adult patients that are rapidly aging and require specialized care within the hospital setting and across hospital-to-clinic settings, including the emergency department, intensive care unit, specialty labs, and clinics. The USF College of Nursing s adult gerontology ACNP program remains the only one of its kind in Florida to meet tomorrow s need today! - Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, FAANP Assistant Professor and Concentration Director, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner USF College of Nursing At USF, Adult Gerontology Acute Care NPs will be prepared not only to deal with the unique healthcare needs of adults, their families and caregivers - but will also be prepared to manage patient care as part of interprofessional teams required to handle the increasingly complex system of prevention, diagnoses and treatment of illness. - Brian Graves, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC Assistant Dean, Master s Program USF College of Nursing USF Health lives its mission of Making Life Better. We are taking an active role in breaking through barriers of traditional healthcare models through interprofessional education and research involving everyone in USF Health: Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy. - Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA Senior Vice President, USF Health Dean, Morsani College of Medicine

4 Program plan Bold curriculum designed for Acute Care & Adult Gerontology NP Part time students can complete entire program in 8 semesters 48 credit hours Full time plans available Finish in 3 Easy Steps! 1 STEP 1 - Complete core Master s courses 2 STEP 2 - Complete Nurse Adult Gerontology course Graduate/Advanced Nursing Core Courses Health Promotion Theories and Strategies Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Organizational & Professional Dimensions Systems & Populations in Healthcare Research and Evidence Based Practice Advanced Health Assessment Advanced Diagnostics and Procedures Adult Gerontology Primary Care Course Health Management of Adults and Older Adults II 3 STEP 2 - Complete Acute Care Adult Gerontology courses Adult Gerontology Acute Care Courses Clinical Management of Acute & Chronically Ill Adult and Older Adults Clinical Management of Acute & Critically Ill Adult & Older Adults Acute Care of Adults & Older Adults Special Topics As approved by Graduate Council 04/16/2012, effective Fall Will be published in USF Graduate Catalog.

5 Anticipate Manage Prevent Compassion Patient-Centric Caring Restore Stabilize Palliative Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology Acute Care curriculum prepares you for: Provision of care to persons who are acutely ill - physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, and/or are highly vulnerable to complications In-depth content on pathophysiology and management of complex patient problems for a more thorough understanding of healthcare across the acute, critical and chronic disease spectrum To anticipate and manage many acute episodic problems that may occur from chronic conditions A spectrum of care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management based on patient needs not setting specific»» Stabilize the patient s condition, prevent complications, restore maximum health, or provide palliative care You are ready, and so are we! Apply online today!

6 Transform Healthcare, Transform Lives as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner! Congratulation on starting the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care NP program! As president of TBONE, I am confident that the residents of Tampa Bay will embrace this wonderful opportunity to improve the outcomes of patients in acute care settings. The members of the TBONE routinely inquire about the acute care program to fill the positions in the Intensive Care Units, emergency rooms, and other areas that have a great need for advance practice nurses at this level. Denise Maguire, PhD, RN, CNL President, Tampa Bay Organization of Nurse Executives (TBONE) Acutely ill patients increasingly dominate the inpatient population in Tampa. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are needed to help assess and manage acutely ill patients within the inpatient/hospital setting and across hospital-to-clinic settings, including the emergency department, intensive care unit, specialty labs, acute and step-down units, and specialty clinics. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioners ensure successful transition after discharge and complete resolution of transition needs. Leslie Miller, MD Edward C. Wright Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine Director & CEO, USF Cardiovascular Clinical and Research Integrated Strategic Program The University of South Florida College of Nursing has created an exciting Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master s Program that could serve as the model for all Adult Gerontology Acute Care programs. There is no other program like it that is currently available. Program graduates are certain to be in great demand in all acute care settings. Linda S. Blasen, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC USF College of Nursing

7 Compare us to any program. We are nationally accredited by: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the BS, MS and DNP levels The Council for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs We are fully approved by: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board The Florida Board of Nursing The University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master s, specialist, and doctoral levels. PhD programs are approved by the USF Graduate School. Admissions Our friendly admissions team is prepared to answer your questions and discuss with you the requirements for applying: Bachelor s degree (BS) with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university Competitive GPA of 3.0 or higher on al upper level baccalaureate coursework Evidence of current RN Licensure in good standing If you are an RN with a bachelor degree in a major other than nursing, you may also apply. Additional course requirements may apply, and our admissions team will be happy to discuss this option. Bachelor s degree from a regionally accredited college or university» Evidence of current RN Licensure in good standing» Competitive GPA of 3.0 or higher on all upper level baccalaureate coursework Take the Next Step: Ask a question: Get an answer at the Online Answer Center. Attend live Information Sessions: Held at the College of Nursing. Contact us: Via or phone: or (813) So,what are you waiting for?

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