Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

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.

Degree Requirements

(30 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

Graduate curriculum plan example

Fall semester, academic year 1 (6 credits)

  • NURS 6600 Intro Adv Nursing (3)
  • NURS 7702 Adv Patho (3)

Spring semester, academic year 1 (7 credits)

  • NURS 6615 Adv Pharm (3)
  • NURS 6620 Adv Health Assess (2)
  • NURS 6621 Adv Health Assess: Lab (2)

Summer semester, academic year 1 (4 credits)

  • NURS 6682 Adult Primary Care I (3)
  • NURS 6683 Adult Primary Care I: Practicum (1)

Fall semester, academic year 2 (7 credits)

  • NURS 7701 Adv Research EBP (3)
  • NURS 7735 Adult Primary Care II (3)
  • NURS 7736 Adult Primary Care II: Practicum (1)

Spring semester, academic year 2 (6 credits)

  • NURS 7752 Master's Project (2)
  • NURS 7759 Adult Primary Care III (3)
  • NURS 7760 Adult Primary Care III: Practicum (1)