Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Preceptorship

Marquette University’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program in Indianapolis is an innovative new way to prepare yourself for an advanced nursing career in adult-older adult acute care settings.

Online didactic courses give you a theoretical foundation, and the 750 hours of clinical rotations at St.Vincent Health build upon this framework.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Preceptorship at St.Vincent, Indianapolis

Earning your Master of Science in Nursing is challenging enough without the added inconvenience of finding a suitable preceptor. Marquette University and St.Vincent Health relieve you of this task by providing you with preceptors within the St.Vincent Health network.

Throughout the seven-semester program, you will complete 750 clinical hours in acute care settings. This time allows you to apply the theoretical knowledge learned in online courses to real-life settings in which you will have the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Clinical Rotations

Your preceptors and clinical rotations are an essential piece of the program. During rotations at St.Vincent in Indianapolis, you will:

  • Establish a personal relationship with your preceptor
  • Observe your preceptor during patient interaction, diagnoses, and treatments
  • Complete clinical rotations in various sites and settings
  • Learn advanced patient communication and listening skills
  • Conduct physical exams
  • Develop skills in reviewing patient histories, conducting the “review of system,” and patient charting
  • Diagnose and treat patients

The program prepares students for Adult-Gerontology ACNP certification and lays the groundwork for advanced leadership and educator roles in acute care settings.

To learn more about how you can advance your nursing career with a Master of Science in Nursing and acute care nurse practitioner certification, contact an admissions adviser today.

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