These programs prepare students to comprehensively assess, diagnose, and treat common acute illnesses and manage chronic stable health conditions of adolescents, adults, and older adults. Our program places an emphasis on health promotion, evidence-based practice in support of quality outcomes, guidance and counseling of individuals and families, and caring for the vulnerable and underserved. Students are required to complete 500 direct care hours. Currently certified NPs who are expanding into this area of practice may request a waiver of selected courses and clinical experiences. This is individually determined upon admission by gap analysis. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Adult Gerontology certification exam offered through ANCC or AANP and obtain additional specialty certification through the State of Michigan.
|Certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse|
|Practitioner positions in acute care palliative/hospice practices|
|Practitioner positions in primary care and specialty practices|
|APRN role in acute care, primary care, long-term care, or community-based palliative/hospice settings|
|Acute, Tertiary Settings, across the adult lifespan and high-acuity settings|
|Intensive Care Units|
|Clinical Decision Units (CDU)|
|Medical Surgical Units|
|Private employment and hospital employee models|
Janice pursued a post-masters certificate as an advanced practice nurse in primary care while working as an Assistant Professor and RN caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. Janice teaches at the graduate level and works collaboratively in a specialized outpatient nephrology practice setting, serving the Romulus, Chelsea, Monroe, Brighton, Canton, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti areas.