Focused clinical practice prepares the Adult Nurse Practitioner to provide comprehensive primary care as an advanced practice nurse to adult-gerontology patients. Adult Nurse Practitioners emphasize health care management, health care promotion, and disease prevention. Graduates of the program will earn a master’s degree and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations.
The 40-credit Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is held online*. Required clinical hours are completed in an approved location where students reside.
An on-site residency is required for students enrolled in NSG 500: Advanced Health Assessment. All students in clinical courses may be required to complete an on-site Residency. During Residency, direct supervision and evaluation of the student will be completed by CRNP faculty at their designated clinical practice sites. On-site visits may be provided by CRNP clinical faculty as an alternative with students in a local commuting area.
NSG 506 Advanced Practice in Adult-Gerontology Clinical I
NSG 515 Advanced Practice in Adult-Gerontology Clinical II
Post-Graduate Certificate Program An Adult Nurse Practitioner certificate program is available for advanced practice nurses who have earned a master’s degree. Students seeking this certification will complete the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner curriculum. A review of official transcripts will determine a student’s course of study.
• Master’s or Doctoral degree with a major in nursing from a program approved by either The National League for Nursing (NLN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
• GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Current Registered nurse license.
• Two years of recent professional experience in nursing
• Personal interview
• Completed application for admission to graduate Studies, including academic transcripts
• Two letters of reference from health care professionals attesting to the candidate’s clinical expertise
• Statement of professional goals
Course of Study
Core Graduate Courses
Advanced Health Assessment
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
Advanced Nursing Research
Advanced Role Development in Nursing
Health Care Policy and Models of Care
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
Diagnostic Reasoning for Nurse Practitioners
Adult Heath Perspectives for Culturally Diverse,
Rural and Underserved Populations
Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology I
Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology II
Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology – Clinical I
Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology – Clinical II