Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Educational Formats

If you are:

  • A student without a nursing background, you are required to complete your entire program of studies within daily commuting distance of Nashville. See sample of PreSpecialty year schedule.
  • A registered nurse with an ASN/ADN/Diploma, you will complete a two semester sequence of baccalaureate level courses before progressing to your specialty courses. Your entire program of studies will be in the modified distance learning format and you will not need to relocate to Nashville. See sample of the 2 semester course schedule.
  • A registered nurse with a BSN or MSN, you will learn via the modified distance format which includes:
     — Didactic lectures through a variety of online methods, at your convenience
     — Block visits to campus over an extended weekend (sample schedules)
     — Clinical experiences arranged in your local region, whenever possible
     — Continued faculty contact between sessions