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Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP

The Post Graduate Certificate Program is designed for individuals who have previously acquired a master’s degree in nursing .  This Certificate allows nurses to expand their role as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners to function as Nurse Practitioners in ambulatory or community-based areas.  Provides comprehensive care to the entire spectrum of adults including young adults, adults and older adults  Provides direct health care services incorporating health promotion, health protection, disease prevention and disease management.  Graduates of this  track are eligible to take the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination. The Graduate School of Nursing prepares students to meet the competencies from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Core Competencies for Nurse Practitioners.

 Prerequisite Courses

  • Completed courses in Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse taken within 5 years.  If taken at another institution transcripts and course syllabi must be  submitted for approval with a B or higher. 
  • Completed course in Advanced Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse, and will be required to demonstrate head to toe competency through clinical performance examination or enrollment in N615 in the spring prior to matriculation

  Points of Distinction

  • Part of an academic health science center partnership in interprofessional education and practice.
  • Access to a world class ranked medical school that includes a state of the art center for simulation and learning community
  • A small faculty to student ratio ideal for best-in-class graduate-level education for our accelerated RN and doctoral nurse practice program.
  • Faculty committed to student learning who actively practice in acute and community care settings and health care organizations.

Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs
Dr. Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Coordinator of Adult Gerontology Primary Care
Dr. Rachel Richards