The master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The baccalaureate, master's, post master's certificate nursing programs at Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, PA are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate, master's and post master's certificate nursing programs is continuing accreditation.
School of Adult and Graduate Education
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The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track prepares registered nurses with acute-care experience essential to provide direct patient management in acute and complex healthcare settings. Graduates will apply evidence-based practice principles to provide advanced nursing care to address the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of adult/gerontology patients with acute, critical, and/or complex chronic health conditions. The AGACNP graduate will focus on the provision of restorative, curative, rehabilitative, palliative, and/or supportive end-of-life care as determined by patient needs. Graduates are eligiblefor national certification.
MSN 510 Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations for Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 512 Research for Evidence-based Nursing Practice (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 516 Issues and Trends Relevant to Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 550 Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 551 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit online lab (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 520 Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 514 Informatics & Technology in Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 552 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 620 Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner(2 credits didactic)
MSN 621 Clinical Practicum for Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (1 credit clinical)
MSN 610 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits; 12 weeks)
MSN 611 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits [168 clock hours]; 12 weeks)
MSN 612 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses II (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 613 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses II (4 credits [224 clock hours]; 14 weeks)
MSN 614 Adult Gerontology Traumatic Injury & Emergency Illness Diagnosis & Management (1 credit; 14 weeks)
MSN 615 Clinical Residency (5 credits [280 clock hours]; 14 weeks)
Integrate knowledge of theory and research to develop a comprehensive and ethical approach for nursing practice, education, and administration in a global society.
Utilize advanced clinical knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum wellness to clients.
Articulate the issues and trends that affect the social, economic, political, and institutional forces that influence nursing and health care delivery.
Critically appraise and utilize scientific, expert, and other sources of knowledge to ensure quality outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice.
Develop collaborative and interprofessional relationships to improve health outcomes in a variety of settings.
Provide full scope of evidence-based care utilizing both independent and collaborative approaches, to the adult/gerontology population.
Manage acute, critical, and/or complex chronic health problems, health promotion activities, disease prevention, and transitional support and end of life care.
Participate in evidence-based quality improvement initiatives to improve health care outcomes.
Coordinate health care teams and engage in inter-professional collaboration with members of the health care team.
Advocate for health care systems and policies that reduce health disparities, facilitate access to care, and address cultural diversity.