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Program Information

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program

The UIC CON Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program is preparation for board certification to provide primary health care to adults across the life continuum. The AGPCNP is prepared through coursework and clinical practice to provide advanced practice patient-centered care that includes health promotion and disease management to the adult population from adolescence through geriatrics. The AGPCNP program emphasizes evidence-based clinical practice.

The BSN-DNP program with AGPCNP concentration consists of 77 credit hours of coursework in a hybrid environment that includes online, blended, and on-campus courses. It requires 1000 hours of clinical practicum, with 675 hours in the  AGPCNP clinical specialty.  Clinical practicums are arranged in a variety of practice settings including primary care clinics, skilled and assisted living facilities, specialty ambulatory clinics, hospitals, home health agencies and other outpatient settings.

The AGPCNP program is offered in Chicago and at the Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Urbana, and Springfield regional sites.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced nursing care in complex patient situations. The AGACNP manages acute, critical, and chronic illness across the adult lifespan and across a continuum of care settings. The AGACNP program emphasizes evidence-based clinical practice to provide quality, patient-centered care that meets the specialized needs of complex and high acuity patients. Graduates of this program are prepared for direct care roles as an AGACNP and to be leaders within the healthcare system.

The BSN-DNP program with AGACNP concentration consists of 77 credit hours of coursework in a hybrid environment that includes online, blended, and on-campus courses. It requires 1000 hours of clinical practicum, with 675 hours in the AGACNP clinical specialty. Clinical practicums are arranged in a variety of hospital (including ICU and ER) and specialized outpatient settings, and include both medicine and surgery specialty areas.

The AGACNP program is offered in Chicago and at the Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Urbana, and Springfield regional sites.

Clinical Courses (both AGPCNP and AGACNP programs):

Both the AGPCNP and AGACNP programs' clinical practicum hours are divided into three semester long courses (NUPR 539, 540, 541). Students typically begin their first rotation during the summer semester, continue with their second rotation during the fall semester, and finish with their third rotation during the spring semester. Each rotation is comprised of 225 clinical hours.

During clinical rotations, students are placed with typically 1-2 preceptors whom they will divide their hours between.  Faculty at UIC arrange all clinical rotations for students, typically working ahead 1 semester in planning. After the faculty arranges a match between student and preceptor, the student emails the preceptor directly to introduce them-self, communicate goals, and work out a schedule.  Faculty help facilitate students completing the required paperwork for each clinical site.   

During the course of the semester, the student will be followed by a UIC faculty member who will serve as a resource to the preceptor, should any questions arise. The faculty will check in with the preceptor periodically via email and/or phone.  That faculty will also do a short site visit during the semester.  The only paperwork that is required of the preceptor is a short mid-semester and end-semester student evaluation, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete.  At the end of the semester, preceptors are awarded certificates documenting hours spent precepting, which can be used towards ANCC board certification renewal.

AGPNCP Syllabi:

NUPR 539 Syllabus (pdf)
NUPR 540 Syllabus (pdf)
NUPR 541 Syllabus (pdf)

AGACNP Syllabi:

NUPR 540 Syllabus (pdf)
NUPR 541 Syllabus (pdf)

Student Clinical Evaluation Form (pdf)

Course Lists:

Masters Degree Course List (pdf)
BSN-DNP AGPCNP Degree Course List (pdf)
BSN-DNP AGACNP Degree Course List (pdf)

Preceptor Handbook:

Adult-Gerontology Primary and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Handbook (pdf)


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Meet the Clinical Faculty

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program:

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program:

  • Melissa Carlucci, Clinical Instructor and Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program
  • Sarah Fitz, Clinical Instructor
  • Amy Morgan, Teaching Associate

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Preceptor Resources

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​Are you enthusiastic about the nursing profession, currently working as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, and have a desire to teach? Consider precepting while working at your practice setting. CE hours may be earned through preceptorship of an APN student. Precepting one student for an academic semester may be used for 10 CE hours.

Contact:
Melissa Carlucci, MS, ACNP-BC
Clinical Instructor and Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program
mcarlu2@uic.edu
312.413.0054