Enhance your earning and advancement potential while making a difference for seriously ill patients with the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization. In this specialization, you can gain the knowledge and clinical skills to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care to individuals 13 years or older with complex acute and chronic medical conditions. Coursework focuses on building your core competencies as a nurse practitioner while preparing you to work at an advanced level of practice within hospital emergency departments, intensive care units, trauma centers, specialty medicine areas, and other high-acuity environments.

Practicum Requirements FAQThe Adult-Gerontology Acute Care specialization allows for more personalized attention and support throughout the program and practicum. Walden practicum coordinators are available to assist you in meeting your practicum requirements and you can view this FAQ document for answers to some of the most common questions.

Upon completing this specialization, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Pursue new career opportunities, advance as a nursing professional, and gain recognition for your credentials and experience.
  • Treat acutely or chronically ill adolescents (13+), young adults, adults, and older adults from initial assessment and diagnosis to developing a treatment and care plan.
  • Apply research and evidence-based practice to support quality improvement initiatives.
  • Serve as a mentor to students and nursing staff as well as an advocate for continuing medical education.
  • Take an active role in helping your organization increase efficiency, shorten patient stays, and improve the quality of patient care.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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