Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Block Schedule

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.

For questions contact Specialty Director Leslie Hopkins or by phone: 615-322-3029

2019 - 2020 Block Schedule

New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 19-20 . Students moving from the Pre-Specialty year into the Specialty year are only required to attend the afternoon session (beginning at 1 PM) on August 20.

Please note:  The dates on this block schedule are for  FULL TIME  students. PART TIME students are required to attend only those courses on the schedule in which they are enrolled.

(Dates are tentative and subject to change)

Fall 2019

Block 1: August 19-23

Date Time Course Location
Monday August 19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Orientation  
Tuesday August 20 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Orientation  
Wednesday 8/21 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034 FH 140
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6034 FH 140
Thursday 8/22 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034 NA 167 
  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM OMTA Clinical Placement Meeting  NA 167
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6011 Course Orientation  NA 155

Block 2: September 16 - 18

Date Time Course Location
Monday 9/16 8:00AM - 5:00PM 6011 Lab (MTAs) Frist Hall 144
Tuesday 9/17

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

6034 for AGPC MTA and all WHNPs

Nursing Annex 161
  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6011 Lab for AGPC OMTA and Dual WH/AGPC Frist Hall 144
 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

6034 for AGPC MTA and all WHNPs

Nursing Annex 161
 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

6011 Lab for AGPC OMTA and Dual WH/AGPC Frist Hall 144
Wednesday 9/18

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

6034 Nursing Annex 161
 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

6020 See Brightspace

Block 3: October 22-25

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday 10/22 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
Students will rotation morning v afternoon
6011 Lab
(Peer Practice) Check-off
FH 144 
  8:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6205
(Simulation)
 TBA
Wednesday 10/23 8:00 AM –5:00 PM 6034 Nursing Annex 155
Thursday 10/24 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034 Nursing Annex 155
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6020
(Case Session 2)
See Brightspace 
Friday 10/25 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6205
(Long Term Care)
Off-site
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6205
(cases)
See Brightspace 

Block 4: November 18-21

Date Time Course Location
Monday 11/18 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6011L
CELA H2T Check-off
CELA (individual scheduled times will be posted in Brightspace)
Tuesday 11/19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6034 NA 161 
Wednesday 11/20 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6011 Lab
Male/ Female GTA
CELA (individual scheduled times will be posted in Brightspace) 
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6205
(Simulation)
TBA 
Thursday November 21 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6205 CELA primary care surrogate patients  CELA (individual scheduled times will be posted in Brightspace)

Spring 2020

  • Jan 8-10
  • Feb 3-5
  • Mar 24-27

Summer 2020

  • May 4-7
  • July 31

2018 - 2019 Block Schedule

SUMMER 2019: BLOCK 2

Date Time Course Room
TBD
 
9:30 AM-12:30 PM NURS 6295 Online Course Meeting via BlueJeans

SUMMER 2019: BLOCK 3

Date Time Course Room
Friday, August 2
 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM NURS 6295 See Brightspace

6031: Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of the Adolescent (all online)
6065: Professional Formations III (all online)
6075: Professional Formations IV (all online)
6231: Essential Procedures for the Primary Care Provider (block)
6295: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical II (block)

Textbooks

Fall 2019

Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials
6010: Advanced Pathophysiology Travis Dunlap PhD(c), ANP-BC
Melissa Glassford DNP, FNP-C
McCance, K. L., & Huether, S. E. (2015). Pathophysiology-E-Book: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN-13: 978-0323088541; ISBN-10: 0323088546

 

Guyton, A. C., & Hall, J. E. (2015). Textbook of medical physiology (13th ed.). Philadelphia:
Saunders.

VanPutte, C., Regan, J., Russo, A., Tate, P., Stephens, T., Seeley, R. (2017). Seeley's Anatomy
and physiology (11th ed.). Boston: McGraw‐Hill.

Anatomical Chart Company. (2009). Rapid review anatomy reference guide (3rd ed.) Skokie,
IL: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

6011: Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning K. Melissa Hayes, DNP, ANP-BC
Mary Lauren Pfieffer DNP, FNP-BC, CPN

Bickley, L. (2017). Bates' Guide to Physical Examination. (12th ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-10: 146989341X; ISBN-13: 978-1469893419;

Ferri, F. (2017).  Ferri's Best Test: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. (4th ed.).  Saunders. ISBN-10: 0323511407; ISBN-13: 978-0323511407.

Novey, D. Rapid Access Guide to Physical Examination (2014) Medical Media Systems. ISBN-13: 978-0991216505. **Purchase from VU Bookstore or directly from Medical Media Systems.

Sullivan, D. (2018). Guide to Clinical Documentation (3rd ed).  F.A. Davis Company. ISBN-10: 0803666624; ISBN-13: 978-0803666627.

Securexam Remote Proctor (available through Vanderbilt at  Vanderbiltbrightspace.remoteproctor.com 

Nurse practitioner prescribing reference (NPPR).  Available as smart phone/ tablet application or FREE web-access at www.empr.com       
6011L: Advanced Health Assessment Lab K. Melissa Hayes DNP, ANP-BC
Mary Lauren Pfieffer DNP, FNP-BC, CPN
Same as 6011  
6020: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Angel Anthamatten DNP, BC-ADM, FNP-BC,

Woo, T. M., & Robinson, M. V. (2016). Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers (4th ed.). F.A Davis Company. ISBN-13: 978-0803638273, ISBN-10: 0803638272 (Also available via the Eskind Digital Library)

Gilbert, D.N., et al. (2018). The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 48th edition. Smart phone/ tablet application is used for instruction. (Also available via the Eskind Digital Library)

Epocrates Point of Care Medical Application (FREE version is acceptable and used in course). Smart phone/ tablet application.
 
GoodRX Point of Care (Free version) Smartphone/Tablet Application

Nurse practitioner prescribing reference (NPPR).  Available as smart phone/ tablet application or FREE web-access at www.empr.com   
6034: Adult Gerontology Primary Care I Leslie Hopkins DNP FNP-BC, ANP-BC Dunphy, L.M., Winland-Brown, J.E., Porter, B., Thomas, D. (2019) Primary Care: Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing. (5th ed.) F.A Davis Company. ISBN-10: 0803667183; ISBN-13: 978-0803667181. 

Securexam Remote Proctor (available through Vanderbilt at  Vanderbiltbrightspace.
remoteproctor.com  

 
6045: Professional Formation 1: Roles and Context for Advanced Nursing Practice  

Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt E. (2019). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
ISBN-13: 978-1496384539
ISBN-10: 1496384539

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington DC:  American Psychological Association.
ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
ISBN-10: 1433950618

Christenbery, T. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Foundations, Skills, and Roles. Springer Publishing Co.
ISBN: 978-0-8261-2742-6

Tracy, M. F., & O'Grady, E. T. (2018).

Hamric & Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach 6th ed. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Health Sciences.
ISBN: 9780323447706 

6205: Advanced Health Assessment Applications for AGPCNP Jennifer Kim DNP, GNP-BC, FANP Same texts as 6011 and 6011 L