Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Biostatistics for Evidence Based Practice
The focus of this course is the understanding of biostatistics for application to nursing and evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of, and appraisal of, data analyses for the selection and use of best evidence for making practical conclusions about empirical data.

Advanced Physiology
This course builds upon basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. It provides an in-depth consideration of molecular physiology while integrating examples of physiological principles most likely to be encountered by the advanced practice nurse. Basic and translational research into biochemical, molecular and organ system function will be emphasized. Current thought concerning age-related changes and theories of physiology across the life span will be included.

Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice
This course is designed to build upon the student’s preexisting knowledge of the pathophysiology of disease across the life span. The focus of the course is an in-depth consideration of cellular alterations that occur as variations in health patterns across the lifespan. It explores the underlying cellular mechanisms that form the basis for advanced nursing practice to manage the variations in health patterns of client systems. Contemporary research in genetics, biochemical processes and cellular dysfunction is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical content in an associated clinical course.

Finance and Economics of Healthcare
This course explores health care finance and economics from the perspective of health care providers and non-financial managers of health services. Financial management principles, the health care reimbursement system, reimbursement processes, and factors influencing the financial environment are discussed with emphasis on strategies to promote and sustain the financial viability of the health care.

Advanced Health Assessment
Develops the knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of a comprehensive health assessment. Synthesis of data including diagnostic study interpretation is emphasized.

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
This course prepares nurses for professional roles in advanced nursing practice with knowledge of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of common drug categories used to prevent illness and to restore and maintain health for client systems across the lifespan. Mechanisms of action, pharmacologic response, usual doses, adverse effects, indications, interactions, compatibilities, contraindications and routes of administration will be emphasized in acute and chronic conditions. Six hours of legal, ethical and financial content related to prescribing is addressed in this course as required by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Theoretical Basis for Clinical Reasoning
This course examines the theoretical underpinnings of evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on applying a range of theories from nursing and related fields for the provision of high quality health care.

Health Care Policy
This course guides students in exploring political, economical, ethical, and social forces that currently impact decision making in health care. Patterns of influence that drive current policy development are examined and proposal of advocacy behaviors is encouraged.

AANP Practicum I

AANP Seminar I

Research and Best Evidence for Clincial Reasoning
This course is designed to assist the graduate student to develop knowledge and skills needed for the application of research findings to evidence- based practice and advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, directed at risk reduction and health promotion.

Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse
This course is the second sequential course that explores the comprehensive physical and psychological assessment of signs, symptoms, and pathophysiological changes of the client system across the lifespan. The focus of the course is to develop diagnostic reasoning skill through analysis of present and past histories, physical findings, and diagnostic studies that contribute to the formulation of differential diagnoses of the major health problems in the United States. The client is assessed from a holistic nursing perspective with consideration of his/her cultural, social, ethnic, family, and community environments.

AANP Practicum II

AANP Seminar II and Capstone
Culminating experience in which one of three foci are selected: (1) integration of research findings into practice with evaluation of client system outcomes; or (2) evaluation of current nursing practice through examination of relevant client system clinical outcomes; or (3) description of new knowledge with potential for enhancing nursing practice.

Clinical Management I

AANP Practicum III

AANP Seminar III and Captstone
Culminating experience in which one of three foci are selected: (1) integration of research findings into practice with evaluation of client system outcomes; or (2) evaluation of current nursing practice through examination of relevant client system clinical outcomes; or (3) description of new knowledge with potential for enhancing nursing practice.

Clinical Management II

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  • FLOR CHAVARRIA said:

    I am a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, would you recommend I take the Adult NP path to enhance my options? Will I get any credit for the courses already taken for the nurse practitioner program?

    • LaKeshia Hamilton said:

      Thank you for your interest in our Adult NP program. Most WHNP opt to pursue a Post- Master’s Certificate to eliminate repeating courses. Please click here to view UC’s on-campus options. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor to discuss your opportunities at 866-225-6764 or info@nursingonline.uc.edu.

  • l. jones said:

    Cost of program (credit hrs/semester)? Start date? Application deadline? Will course go to semesters as website indicates?

    • Administrator said:

      Hi! I have listed a few links to help you find the information you are looking for. Please click here for program tuition and fees. Please click here to view the academic calendar. Yes, UC will be on the semester schedule beginning in fall 2012. If you have additional questions, please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 866-225-6764 or info@nursingonline.uc.edu.

  • Shannon Ball said:

    Will the ANP program still be a 2 year part-time program after converting to semesters?

    • Pamela Bush said:

      Hi Shannon! Yes, the ANP program will remain two years after the semester conversion. The program course load will require a full time commitment as you will be taking 2-4 courses per 14 week semester. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor to discuss this further at 866-225-6764 or info@nursingonline.uc.edu.

  • Lodi Cabungcal said:

    I am currently an RN and have a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Will this count for my bachelor’s requirements. Please advise.

    • Pamela Bush said:

      Lodi, thank you for your inquiry. To be admissible to the UC MSN program you must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Please click here to view the program’s admissions requirements. An Enrollment Advisor is available to answer any additional questions at 866-225-6764 or info@nursingonline.uc.edu.

  • Natalie said:

    Is the complete course for MSN Adult nurse Practioner specialty online or do you have facilities available near me (Illinois) to do the clinical and lab hours?

    • Administrator said:

      Natalie, thank you for your inquiry. The MSN Adult Nurse Practitioner program is 100% online. All course work is completed online through an online portal called Blackboard and clinicals are completed in your area through an approved preceptor that students are responsible for locating. Please click here to view ANP preceptor clinical requirements. If you would like additional information, please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 866-225-6764 or info@nursingonline.uc.edu.

  • Zulmira Laureano said:

    I am interested in the Adult Nurse Practitioner program online, and I would like to know what the support available to the on-line students is?

    • Monica Green said:

      Zulmira, thank you for your interest. We do offer an ANP program online. Feel free to call our office at (866) 225-6767 and we can answer all your questions.

  • Isabel said:

    I have completed a bridge program and have a masters of science in nursing. Would this meet the admissions requirement? Please respond to my email as well. Thank you in advance for the response!

    • Pamela Bush said:

      Isabel, in order to answer this question, we would need to know the school you attended and their accreditation. Please call our office at (866) 225-6764, and we can assist you.

  • Jeanine Meyer said:

    I am currently enrolled in an RN-BSN program thru Keuka College and will finish in Sept. 2012..I’m trying to finish a NP program before Advance Practice Nursing becomes mandated to be a doctorate program. How long does it take to complete your program and am I being realistic. Thanks for any help you can offer.

    • Hello, Jeannie our program takes 2 years to complete. For further information please call our office at (866) 225-6764.

  • Kelly said:

    How many total credit hours is the Adult NP program and the CNS program? How many times do you have to be on campus, I do not live in Ohio.

    • Hello Kelly, the ANP program is 50 credits hours and the CNS program is 57 credit hours. We do not require any campus visits. For additional questions please call our office at (866) 225-6764 and your enrollment advisor will assist you.

  • Jay Bentos-Pereira said:

    Greetings – I received my MSN from UOP in 2009 and was interested in the NP program at UC. Would any of my classes apply towards the ANP program @ UC?

    • Hello Jay, thank you for interest. Transfer credits are reviewed and considered if you are accepted into our program. If you have any additional questions please contact us at (866) 225-6764 for further assistance.

  • V. Bass said:

    What is the required GPA for entrance into the ANP program?

    • V. Bass, the UC College of Nursing requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for admissions into the MSN program. Please contact your Enrollment Advisor at 866-225-6764 for further information.

  • Emmanuel Pigon said:

    I’m interested in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program.
    1. is it 100% online or are we required to visit the campus at times?
    2. Is the program accredited in my state?
    Thank You. ;-)

    • Emmanuel, the ANP distance learning program is 100% online and does not require campus visits. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing (please click here for a list of nursing boards) to become familiar with their rules and regulations prior to applying. If you have additional questions, please contact an advisor at 866-225-6764.

  • Cicili said:

    Currently I am in an FNP program at UOP. I am in the advanced health assessment class (I have no peds experience). Now I am interested in your online Adult NP program. can my credits be transferred to UC at this time and accepted?

    • Hi Cicili, thank you for your inquiry. Registered students are eligible to apply for Advanced Standing Credits in regards to MSN courses completed at another university. Please click here for more details regarding the policy. An Enrollment Advisor is available to answer any additional questions at 866-225-6764.

  • Kelley Haucke said:

    I am interested in the Adult NP program. I have a BSN, but I was not required to take a statistics course. Is this something I need to complete prior to applying?

    • Hi Kelley, yes you must complete a statistics course with a grade of “C” or better to be considered for admission into the online MSN program. Please contact an advisor for more details at 866-225-6764.

  • Cathy Eaton said:

    I am currently a Family Nurse Practitioner that works in Primary care in an Internal Medicine Office. I was just curious what the requirements would be for me to become eligible to sit for the adult certification exam as well?
    Thanks in advance,
    Cathy

  • Jennifer said:

    If you have already taken a couple of courses that are required for the NP program will they transfer?

    • Hi Jennifer, transfer credits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis once a student is fully admitted to the program. Please click here to view our transfer credit policy. If you would like to discuss your unique situation, please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 866-225-6764. Thank you for your interest!

  • Lauren said:

    Is there a course progression plan for the NP programs? Also are part-time schedules an option?

    • Hi Lauren, please click here to view the FNP course curriculum. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor for additional details at 866-225-6764.

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