Degree Requirements

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program may be completed by finishing one of the following tracks:

  • Full-time (3 Semesters)
  • Part-time (5 Semesters)
  • Part-time Sylvester Program (6 Semesters)

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is a lock-step program.  Students must complete the coursework as specified in the Plan of Study for the specific track under which they were admitted and as listed in the Academic Bulletin and the Student Handbook.  Students must also successfully complete the courses in each semester to progress to the next.  Questions related to degree requirements should be directed to the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director, or staff member in the OSS.

Curriculum Requirements

NUR 601Advanced Pharmacology3
NUR 606Advanced Practice Preparation0
NUR 612Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NUR 613Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning3
NUR 628Adult Gerontology I5
NUR 608Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing3
NUR 631Adult Gerontology II6
NUR 609Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing2
NUR 630Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 702Adult Gerontology III7
Total Credit Hours35

Plan of Study (listed by track)

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is a lock-step program.  Students must complete the coursework as specified in the Plan of Study below and in the Student Handbook for the specific track under which they were admitted.  Students must also successfully complete the courses in each semester to progress to the next.  Questions related to degree requirements should be directed to the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director, or staff member in the OSS.

Full-time (3 Semesters) Plan of Study

Fall IHoursClass CreditsClinical CreditsClinical Hours
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacology 3 3 0 0
NUR 606 Advanced Practice Preparation 2 0      
NUR 612 Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 613 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1 3 2 1 0
NUR 628 Adult Gerontology I 5 2 3 168
 Total for Semester14104168
Spring I
NUR 608 Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 631 Adult Gerontology II 6 2 4 224
 Total for Semester954224
Summer I
NUR 609 Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing 2 2 0 0
NUR 630 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice 3 3 0 0
NUR 702 Adult Gerontology III 7 3 4 224
 Total for Semester1284224
 Total Program352312616

Part-time (5 Semesters) Plan of Study

Spring IHoursClass CreditsClinical CreditsClinical Hours
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacology 3 3 0 0
NUR 606 Advanced Practice Preparation 2 0      
NUR 612 Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester66
Summer I
NUR 609 Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing 2 2 0 0
NUR 613 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1 3 2 1 0
NUR 630 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester871
Fall I
NUR 608 Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 628 Adult Gerontology I 5 2 3 168
 Total for Semester853168
Spring II
NUR 631 Adult Gerontology II 6 2 4 224
 Total for Semester624224
Summer II
NUR 702 Adult Gerontology III 7 3 4 224
 Total for Semester734224
 Total Program352312616

Part-time Sylvester Program (6 Semesters) Plan of Study

Summer IHoursClass CreditsClinical CreditsClinical Hours
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacology 3 3 0 0
NUR 606 Advanced Practice Preparation 2 0      
NUR 612 Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester66
Fall I
NUR 609 Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing 2 2 0 0
NUR 630 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester55
Spring I
NUR 608 Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 613 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3 2 1 0
 Total for Semester651
Summer II
NUR 628 Adult Gerontology I 5 2 3 168
 Total for Semester523168
Fall II
NUR 631 Adult Gerontology II 6 2 4 224
 Total for Semester624224
Spring II
NUR 702 Adult Gerontology III 7 3 4 224
 Total for Semester734224
 Total Program352312616

Mission

The mission of the MSN program is to educate students and support faculty committed to excellence in the art and science of nursing and health care studies through creating and disseminating health knowledge and developing culturally competent leaders to provide safe service to our community, the nation, and the world.

Goals

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to incorporate professional ethics and social justice in the development of the advanced practice role.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in comprehensive health assessment of individuals and families across the lifespan at an advanced practice nursing level.
  • Students from the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program will be able to identify, describe, analyze and evaluate a topic on issues of aging which will demonstrate ability to integrate and manage health and social problems in the Adult Gerontology population.