Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN
We’ll train you to deliver care that meets patients’ needs, regardless of setting. You’ll be comfortable working in community health clinics, private medical practices, specialty clinics, Veteran’s Administration facilities, home care, assisted living facilities, long-term care settings, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care.
In many cases, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners follow their patients across care settings, acting as a guardian to protect care quality and patient safety during transitions. These nurses are the backbone of our profession, caring for patients in sickness and in health, and they are in demand today more than ever. We base the program around five core courses, and supplement with three theory and four clinical courses. The clinical courses include classroom case studies and clinical preceptorships that focus on physical assessment and pathophysiology, health maintenance, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems.
|NURS 607||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||1|
|NURS 608||Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice||1|
|NURS 656||Professional Role Issues for Nurse Practitioners||1|
|NURS 657||Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making||1|
|NURS 547||Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice||1|
|or NURS 637||Introduction to Research Methods and Design|
|NURS 644||Health Care in an Aging Society||1|
|NURS 646||Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management of Adults Across the Lifespan||1|
|NURS 648||Primary Care: Complex Diagnosis and Management of Adults across the Lifespan||1|
|NURS 647||Primary Care Clncl Practicum: Diagnosis & Mgmt of Adults across the Lifespan||1|
|NURS 649||Primary Care Clinical Practicum: Complex Diagnosis and Management of Adults across the Lifespan||1|
|NURS 661||Clinical Management of Primary Care with Adults||1|
|NURS 663||Advanced Concepts in Primary Care||1|
|Total Course Units||12|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.