Nursing—Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, MS

This specialization offers registered nurses with a bachelor's degree the opportunity to prepare for a career providing high-quality adult primary care services as an adult-gerontologic nurse practitioner (NP). Adult-gerontology NPs provide services to individuals across most of the life span in clinics, private practices, home care, long-term care, and day programs.  Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for the adult-gerontology certification exam.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Requirements

A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

Professional Core
NRSG 5118Healthcare System and Professional Role Development3
NRSG 5121Epidemiology and Population Health3
Primary Adult-Gerontology Nurse Core
NRSG 6249Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult3
NRSG 6253Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Health Problems4
NRSG 6254Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Complex Patients4
Clinical Core
NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3
NRSG 6222Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults2
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practicum
NRSG 6449Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult Practicum1
NRSG 6450Adult/Older Adult Practicum 14
NRSG 6451Adult/Older Adult Practicum 24
Research Core
NRSG 7105Translating Research Evidence into Practice3
NRSG 7110Evidence-Based Practice Research Application2
Elective
Complete 2 semester hours from the following subject area:2
NRSG

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

43 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required