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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Breiseth Hall 570-408-4234 (T) 570-408-7846 (F) • Email

Focused clinical practice prepares the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to provide comprehensive primary care  as an advanced practice nurse to adult-gerontology patients. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners emphasize healthcare management, healthcare promotion, and disease prevention. Graduates of the program will earn a master’s degree and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations.

Online format
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.

*Residency Requirement

An on-site residency is required for nurse practitioner students only, who are enrolled in NSG500, Advanced Health Assessment, in order to demonstrate advanced physical assessment skills. In addition, nurse practitioner students in the following clinical courses may be required to complete an on-site residency based upon the location of the clinical practice site. During residency, direct supervision and evaluation of the student will be completed by nurse practitioner clinical faculty at their designated clinical practice sites. Each course syllabus dictates the terms of the specific course residency.

  • NSG 506 – Advanced Practice in Adult-Gerontology Clinical I
  • NSG 515 – Advanced Practice in Adult-Gerontology Clinical II

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate nursing degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • A completed admission application
  • One year of clinical experience
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended


A student whose background is judged to be deficient in any area will be evaluated individually and a program plan which will remedy the deficiency will be developed. Courses to remedy such deficiency do not carry graduate credits.


 
Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program
An Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner post-graduate APRN 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.

Admission Requirements
  • A master’s degree in nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • A completed admission application
  • One year of clinical experience
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended

Course of Study

Graduate Nursing Core (24 Credits)
NSG 500 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 501 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
NSG 502
Advanced Nursing Research
NSG 504 Advanced Role Development in Nursing
NSG 505 Health Care Policy and Models of Care
NSG 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
NSG 533 Advanced Pharmacology
NSG 590 Scholarly Review


Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

(16 Credits)

NSG 550 Diagnostic Reasoning for Nurse Practitioners
NSG 553 Adult Heath Perspectives of Culturally Diverse,
Rural and Underserved Populations
NSG 554 Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology I
NSG 555 Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology II
NSG 506 Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology – Clinical I
NSG 515 Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology – Clinical II

 

 

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