Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
The graduate level Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) program prepares registered nurses to provide and manage health care of acutely ill, critically or chronically ill adult patients in a wide range of settings. The ACNP practice includes independent and interdependent decision making; and is directly accountable for clinical judgments. The graduate level preparation expands the ACNP’s role to include differential diagnosis and disease management, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage acute and critical health problems, participation in and use of research, development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation. (American Nurses Credentialing Center)
The University of Miami is located at the crossroads of the Caribbean and the Americas in tropical Miami-Dade County, Florida. This location provides a unique multicultural environment in which to study and practice. The program benefits from its relationship to the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, a major international academic health center. Clinical instruction is taught by highly skilled faculty in a variety of settings. The students in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program are precepted in the Jackson Memorial Hospital Emergency room (Triage, Fast Track and Main ED), SICU, MICU, Trauma ICU and CCU. They also are precepted at Baptist Hospital and work with the Rapid Response Team and South Miami Hospital ED, Palmetto Hospital ED and with Broward Cardiology Associates.
The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates of this program are eligible to take a national certification examination in the acute care specialty area offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).