Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Adult Care Nurse Practitioner (21 credits)

Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing     Degree: GC-ACN

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Nurse Practitioner - Adult Care is taken concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in Nurse Practitioner - Adult Care by students entering the program with a Master’s of Nursing. This course of study is designed to prepare students to assume the full scope of Adult Care Nurse Practitioner practice. Adult Care Nurse practitioners provide advanced practice, including advanced-practice nursing care to the adult population with complex acute, chronic or critical health issues, requiring secondary and tertiary line of care. The program is built on a foundation of Strengths-Based Nursing care of individuals, families and communities.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • NUR2 648 Advanced Adult Health Assessment (6 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Examination and application of advanced physical assessment skills and techniques. Emphasis on history taking and interpreting assessment and diagnostic data, including practice of skills in oral and written communication with patients, families and health care colleagues.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: McNamara, Shannon; Heslip Pelletier, Sheena (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: NUR2 677, NUR2 678

    • A nominal fee of $78.01 is charged to all nursing students who register in courses where clinical skills are taught to students in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The fee is for clinical skills kits that students will use during their training in the Nursing Learning Laboratory. The kits also contain additional materials for students to take with them after the training to allow them to practice the skills they learn on their own.

  • NUR2 657 Adult Care Internship 1 (13 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Integration of theoretical knowledge with practical skills in the clinical setting. Exposure to a variety of in-patient and specialized clinical settings. Practice of history taking and physical assessment; determine differential diagnoses; request diagnostic exams and techniques, propose therapeutic options, implement interventions and determine desired outcomes in the adult population. The emphasis will be on clinical judgement, critical thinking, collaboration, professional roles and responsibilities, communication, evidence-based practice and leadership.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NUR2 689 Clinical Seminar (2 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Application of theoretical knowledge to clinical practice by exploring illnesses and diseases of the adult through the presentation of cases and scientific articles. Presentation of a scientific article pertaining to a related subject of interest, a new or controversial therapy or a clinical question.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: McNamara, Shannon; Heslip Pelletier, Sheena (Fall)

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