Prepare to Lead Gerontology Care Excellence
For experienced RN’s who possess a bachelor’s degree outside the field of nursing, the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology), offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, is a path to the MSN degree program. Learn the foundations of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment while preparing to advance your career serving the critically ill adult and geriatric patient populations.
What You Will Learn
Prepare for your acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) master’s degree in nursing by taking six immersive courses. MSN bridge program coursework includes:
- Foundations of professional nursing
- Health assessment
- Applied statistics for healthcare professionals
- Quantitative and qualitative research
- Concepts in community and public health
- Evidence-based practices in gerontology care
Your Next Degree
The Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology degree program combines courses in advanced health assessment, clinical diagnosis and procedural skill acquisition with care management for acute and chronically ill adults. Multiple clinical practicums, labs and correlating pedagogy emphasize the physiological and psychosocial impact of illness on patients and their families as well as the general community. This MSN program exposes students to various modes of care and includes two on-campus experiences designed to provide hands-on skill development, collaboration with peers and preparation for national certification exams.