The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare practitioners for professional practice in the management of medical, surgical, and critical-care adult patient populations and provide a knowledge base for the management of adult complex acute, critical, and chronic health care conditions. The special programs for this type of nurses train them about all the required areas of the treatment process and principals and allow students to put the learned into practice in medical, surgical, and critical care settings. Upon completing the program, graduates can continue to provide acute care services in hospital emergency or intensive care settings to specialty based practices. And a Graduateof acute care nurse practitioner is eligible to pursue further in Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.
The acute care nurse practitioner program curriculum builds the knowledge of nursing theory, research, nursing informatics, statistics, ethics, and the various medical technology and life support devices required to evaluate and treat a patient. These nurses deal with the critically ill patients and the treatment procedure these nurses provide includes assessment, diagnostic, and treatment skills for patients who are critically ill and are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent and dealing with complications.
A trained and experienced acute care nurse practitioner work in acute and complex care practices such as critical care, post-operative care, and intensive care units in hospitals, specialty services, and medical evacuation and transport units.
These nurses job includes diagnosing and treating medical conditions, develop pharmacologic care plans, and review conditions and treatment options. Note the patient’s condition from time to time and report it to the doctor from time to time, basically these nurses manage all the work of these patients from admission to discharge, in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.
A graduate of acute nurse practitioner is eligible to apply for admission in advance Critical Care Nurses or in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
The job of anacute care nurse practitioner is very responsible and the person in the job has to be an alert and caring and must be interested in serving persons critically ill by not just medicines and medical procedures but also emotionally as they are away from their family members and dear ones in the emergency care or ICU’S, the nurse must be also to work for longer hours and must be able to manage stress and is provided with the most required hands-on experience through internships. To apply for the job the candidate must have one year of full-time experience as a registered nurse in an acute care. Looking at the responsibility and the type of the work these nurses deal, it is oblivious that these nurses have a respectable job and are also offered a higher salary in comparisons to the other speciality nurses as they deal with the most critically ill persons and who are generally aged.