Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner—Education or Administration Focus


Graduates of the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program will be qualified to diagnose and treat clients with a wide variety of illnesses.  Students graduate with an advanced practice nursing (APN) degree and are eligible to take the adult gerontology nurse practitioner examination (AANP or ANCC) to become certified in the field.  Students select a role specialization in education or administration.
Degree Requirements (39 credits)

Nursing Core (8 credits)

NURS6600     Intro to Adv. Nursing Philosophies, Theories, Roles & Issues
NURS7701     Theory Development and Advanced Research
NURS7752     Master's Project

Advanced Nursing Practice (22 credits)

NURS7702     Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS6615     Advanced Pharmacology
NURS6620     Advanced Health Assessment
NURS6621     Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum
NURS6682     Advanced Nursing: Primary Care I
NURS6683     Adv Nursing: Primary Care I: Practicum
NURS7735     Advanced Nursing: Primary Care II
NURS7736     Adv Nursing: Primary Care II: Practicum
NURS7759     Advanced Nursing: Primary Care III
NURS7760     Adv Nursing: Primary Care III: Practicum

Role Specialization (9 credits)

  1. Education: Choose three courses: Curriculum Development, Outcomes Assessment, Educational and Learning Theories, Teaching Strategies.
  2. Administration: Courses: Public and Nonprofit Management, Human Resources Management, Budgeting and Finance.