The AGNP core curriculum consists of courses, seminars and clinical experiences that focus on:
- Advanced health screening, assessment, and diagnostic methods
- Advanced pharmacology
- Advanced physiology and pathophysiology
- Focused courses on management of patients with acute, chronic, gender-based, and mental health-related conditions
- Leadership and health care advocacy
- Research and critique of current practice standards
- Interdisciplinary practice
- Health care inequities and disparities
- Clinical practicum offering at least 500 hrs in primary care of adults in acute, outpatient, and long term care settings under supervision of faculty and with preceptor guidance
Depending on your area of interest, other elective courses are available that complement the core courses and broaden your knowledge of a specific area of science, health assessment, disease treatment (e.g., infectious disease and infection control), nursing education or related fields. Your program of study is developed in consultation with a faculty academic adviser. Individualized programs can be designed for part-time and partial distance learning options.
Distance Learning Options
The University of Washington School of Nursing currently offers Technology Enhanced and Distance Learning (TEDL) options for many ANP courses. TEDL allows students to pursue the DNP degree with reducedcommuting to the Seattle campus.
While most courses include some TEDL methods, there are some courses that require in-person, classroom attendance. Currently, approximately 60% of courses required for the standard DNP program as an ANP are offered via TEDL. Some higher cost TEDL methods (specifically, video conferencing and web conferencing) are reserved for students living a significant distance from the UW. However, everyone in the ANP specialty can use most TEDL methods, such as video streams and web-based courses — often helpful for students with scheduling constraints. Faculty work with students to identify settings for clinical practicum that is close to the student's home community.