Job growth for nurse practitioners in the U.S. is projected to increase by 40 percent from 2021-2031.
Learn how to provide quality direct patient care to adults from adolescence through senescence in a variety of acute care settings.
- Part-time study is available to meet the needs of working nurses.
- Students can transfer previous graduate nursing coursework from other institutions with approval of the nursing department chair.
- Students have the opportunity to provide input into their clinical site selection with assistance from the program director to ensure timely program completion.
- Students have an individual faculty advisor who is available on campus for appointments as needed.
- Faculty are highly credentialed, board certified nurse practitioners who continue to practice clinically in addition to having research and leadership experience.
Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration. This leads to improved health and well-being outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities!
Graduates are employed in various settings, including:
- Acute Care Hospitals
- Critical Care Units
- Emergency Departments
- Urgent Care Centers
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
- One year acute care medical-surgical clinical experience (preferably inpatient or hospital-based).
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale) from all colleges/universities attended. Applicants with GPAs below 3.25 in undergraduate studies may be admitted on a provisional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies.
- Current registered professional nursing license in New York State.
- Current resume.
- Letter of intent or letters of reference may be submitted to strengthen application.
- Interview with the nursing faculty
This program prepares Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to provide direct patient care to adults from adolescence through senescence in a variety of acute care settings.
The development of independent decision-making skills and autonomy in the delivery of holistic health care are emphasized.
Upon completion of the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program, the graduate will:
- Appraise variants in health, including physiological variations, in a wide range of cultural, racial, ethnic, age, and gender groups in a commitment to health of vulnerable populations.
- Incorporate core scientific and ethical principles in advanced nursing practice to adult and geriatric populations.
- Synthesize theoretical, scientific and contemporary clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states of adult and geriatric patients.
- Collaborate with the interprofessional team, individuals, family and caregivers in the development of appropriate interventions for adult and geriatric patients.
- Participate in the design, development, and evaluation of current and evolving health care services to optimize care and outcomes for diverse adult and geriatric patients.
- Evaluate health outcome data using current technologies, information systems, and statistical principles to develop strategies to reduce risks and improve health outcomes of adult and geriatric patients.
- Exert leadership within the profession and within the healthcare system to advocate for change using a systems perspective
- Employ evidence based practice guidelines to design and implement culturally competent health care for health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and disease management of adult and geriatric patients
- Contribute to professional nursing through evidence based nursing practice, professional engagement and service to the profession and the community, disseminating scholarly work and through evidence based practice.