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  • Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

    Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, challenging environment? Do you enjoy solving problems quickly, constantly learning new things and providing direct bedside care to adult patients, while working around the clock to help families understand their loved one's health? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then the University of Mississippi School of Nursing Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track is the appropriate track for you.

    Mississippi's only acute care nurse practitioner track

    The Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track, the only one of its kind in Mississippi, prepares nurses to deliver acute and critical care to adult clients in a variety of settings. This track's clinical component consists of 630 hours of guided experience under the mentorship of an advanced practice nurse or physician. The first 45 hours of clinical experience plus an additional 200 clinical hours must be done at UMMC. However, all clinical hours must be completed in the state of Mississippi. Graduates are eligible to take the ANCC or AACN national certification exams and obtain a state advanced practice license as a nurse practitioner.

    Plans of study and course scheduling

    The Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner coursework is offered through a combination of online, on-campus and hybrid methods. Half of the Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner courses meet on campus up to four times per semester; all other courses are either online or hybrid. Online courses may be synchronous, in which both the student and the instructor are online at the same time, or asynchronous. Asynchronous courses are courses in which students can access materials, lectures and assignments at any time. Hybrid courses may meet on campus up to four times per semester.

    Flexible plans of study are available and are designed by faculty with individual consideration given to students' goals and geographic locations. Students will be given an individualized plan of study appropriate for their role by their academic adviser upon enrollment, and applicants who already have a nurse practitioner certification in another area will have a shorter plan of study.

    For more information

    For additional general information regarding the Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track, you may email admissioncounselor@umc.edu or call (601) 815-0124.

    For more specific information please contact the individual track director listed on this  graduate contacts page.