APRN Case Study Series


Course Target Audience

  • Clinical Nurses Specialist
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Students

Course Description

Each case study is evolving in nature, problem-oriented, tutorial in style, provides answers and rationale, provides patient information, and is followed by questions related to data, assessment, diagnoses and plans of care.


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing (HIGN), with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, developed these case studies to facilitate the transition to Adult-Gerontology APRN education as described in The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. One of the major goals of this project is to provide Primary and Acute Care Adult NP faculty, Adult CNS faculty, and other faculty who prepare NPs or CNSs to care for older adults, (e.g. FNPs, WHNPs, Women’s Health CNSs), with multiple resources and strategies to assist them in making this transition.

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Case Studies Available:

Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease 

Unexplained Weight Loss 

Herpes Zoster 

Dizziness and Falls 

Pain Management 

COPD and Weight Loss 

Evaluation and Management of Memory Impairment for the NP 

Transitional care for the Adult-Gerontology CNS 

Transitional Care for NP 

Medications and Adverse Outcomes in Older Adults 

Management of Urinary Incontinence for Adult Gero APRNs 

Evaluating Acute Confusion: A CNS Perspective 




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