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

Please Note: The dates on this block schedule are for FULL TIME students. PART TIME students may not be required to be in class for the full block.

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 22.

(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  
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6034  
Thursday 8/22 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034  
  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM OMTA Clinical Placement Meeting  
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6011 Course Orientation  

Block 2: September 17-19

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday 9/17
 
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034  
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6034  
Wednesday  9/18 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034  
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6020  
Thursday 9/19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6011 Lab  

BLOCK 3: October 22-25

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday 10/22 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6011 Lab
(Peer Check-off)
 
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6205
(Simulation)
 
Wednesday 10/23 8:00 AM –5:00 PM 6034  
Thursday 10/24 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034  
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6020
(Case Session 2)
 
Friday 10/25 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6205
(Long Term Care)
Off-site
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6205
(cases)
 

BLOCK 4: November 18-21

Date Time Course Location
Monday 11/18 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6011 Lab
H2T Check-off
 
Tuesday 11/19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6034  
Wednesday 11/20 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6011 Lab
Male/ Female GTA
 
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6205
(Simulation)
 
Thursday November 21 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6205 CELA primary care surrogate patients  

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 1

Date Time Course Room
Monday, May 6 8:00 AM-12:00 PM NURS 6231 NA 167
  1:00 PM-5:00 PM NURS 6231 NA 167
Tuesday, May 7 8:00 AM-12:00 PM NURS 6231 NA 167
  1:00 PM-5:00 PM NURS 6231 NA 167
Wednesday, May 8 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM NURS 6031
Course Orientation
NA 167
  9:00 AM-12:00 PM NURS 6231 NA 167
  1:00 PM-5:00 PM NURS 6231 NA 167
Thursday, May 9 9:00 AM-12:00 PM NURS 6295 TBD
  1:00 PM-5:00 PM NURS 6295 NA 161

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

Textbooks

Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials

6031: Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of the Adolescent

Anna Richmond DNP, FNP-C, CPNP-PC

Burns, C., Dunn, A., Brady, M., Starr, N., Blosser, C. (2016)

Pediatric Primary Care (6th ed). Elsevier. ISBN-13: 978- 0323243384. (Available through VU digital library)

 

None

6065: Professional Formations 3: Leading Collaborative Change: Improving Delivery of Healthcare to Patients and Populations

 

Melnyk BM, Fineout-Overholt E. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 201

ISBN-13: 978-1451190946
ISBN-10: 1451190948

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

Polit DF, Beck CT. Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2017

ISBN-13: 978-1496300232
ISBN-10: 1496300238

*this book (including older past editions) will not have required readings, but is a staple resource text for many faculty and students.

6075: Professional Formations 4: Transition to Advanced Nursing

Leslie Hopkins, DNP, APRN, BC, FNP-BC, ANP-C

Brian Widmar, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FAANP

Buppert, C. (2017). Nurse Practitioner's Business and Legal Guide (6th ed). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN: 978-1284117165 

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 (5th ed.)  New York: Saunders. ISBN: 978-14557398063.

American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1433805615

None

6231: Essential Procedures for the Primary Care Provider

Travis Dunlap PhD(c), ANP-BC

Campo, T. M., & Lafferty, K. A. (Eds.). (2015). Essential procedures in emergency, urgent, and primary care settings, second edition : A clinical companion. Available in VU digital library: https://ebookcentral-proquest
com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/lib/vand/
detail.action?docID=4189576

Green, J.M. & Chiaramida, A.J. (2015) 12‐Lead EKG Confidence: A Step‐by‐Step Guide, (3rd Ed.). Springer Publishing Company. ISBN‐13: 978‐0826119049

None

6295: Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Clinical II

Kanah Lewallen DNP, AGPCNP-BC

No new materials.
Please refer to required and suggested texts for NURS 6010, 6011, 6020, 6034

None