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The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares students to comprehensively assess, diagnose, and treat complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions in young adults, adults, and older adult populations. Our program places an emphasis on evidence-based patient centered care, focusing on prevention of illness, quality assurance, in addition to seamless care coordination. Students will complete 600 direct care supervised clinical practicum hours in a variety of acute care inpatient settings and specialties. The University holds contracts with all major health care systems in the tri-county area and beyond. Upon graduation, students are prepared to become certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and to obtain Nurse Practitioner specialty certification by the State of Michigan. Our students' success rate on certification exams is well above the national average.


Student Success, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

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Fawn Watts

Fawn completed her BSN in 2012 from Madonna University and her MSN in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program in May 2015.  Fawn is currently in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Madonna University. She served as an adjunct clinical instructor and achieved the Nurse Health Educator Certificate in May 2015. Fawn is the president of the Madonna University Chapter of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. 

Student Success, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

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Susanna Sirianni, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC

Sue returned to Madonna University to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice along with a certificate in the Acute Care NP program. As an NP in the Surgical Intensive care unit and adjunct faculty, Sue felt compelled to further her education in order to provide the highest quality of care. Since completing her DNP and ACNP, Sue has become the lead NP at Sinai Grace Hospital.  She precepts NP students in her clinical practice, providing them an excellent learning environment.

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