Advanced practice nurses have the expert knowledge base, decision-making skills, and clinical competencies needed to provide the highest quality patient care. As a nurse practitioner with a concentration in either adult or family practice, you can chart your own course for a bright and rewarding future in nursing.
ResU’s Nurse Practitioner major has two concentrations.
To review the program outcomes, curriculum plan and course of study for each concentration, please click on the concentration of your choice:
**Please take note: Students entering the nurse practitioner (NP) program should be aware that the two major organizations governing NP certifications have endorsed changing entry-level qualifications from the current requirement of a graduate degree in nursing to a doctorate in nursing.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Program (AANPCP) have both recommended changing an NP’s entry-level qualifications to the doctoral level by 2015. Although it is not clear when that requirement will be fully implemented, students entering the NP program should consider the likelihood that the change will occur and should finalize their educational plans and goals accordingly.
Resurrection University’s College of Nursing meets all of the current eligibility requirements for certification as a primary care family or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. The University and College are committed to developing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program designed to bridge the gap between the master’s and post-master’s programs and the DNP degree. We anticipate launching this program in Fall 2015. If you have any questions about this transition and its effect on you, we encourage you to refer to the following sources.: