Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner D.N.P.

Prepare for the highest level of nursing with a D.N.P. degree.

This Post-Baccalaureate D.N.P. (doctorate in nursing practice) program prepares nurses to be comprehensive care practitioners who provide fully accountable and continuous care and includes the entire spectrum of adults including young adults, adults, and older adults to patients across settings and during transitions. The D.N.P graduate is prepared to improve health and care outcomes through the translation of new science, its application and evaluation. In addition, the D.N.P. graduates will generate evidence through their practice to guide improvements in practice and outcomes of care.

Why should I enroll?

  • State-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot clinical simulation laboratory with the latest education technology, housed in the College of Nursing and Public Health’s new Nexus Building and Welcome Center
  • Program offered part-time with with some required courses offered on line
  • Students work directly clients through extensive required clinical practice, including an intensive residency and the completion of an evidence-based practice or a translational research project
  • Students who already have an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner M.S. and are licensed can apply for advanced placement, reducing the required credits and clinical residency hours for the program
  • Side-by-side experience with nurse practitioner faculty
  • Individualized educational planning and advisement
  • Variety of clinical settings, including community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, specialty clinics, correctional facilities and private medical practices
  • Preparation for national certification exam and state licensure 

What will I study?

Students complete courses and advanced precepted clinical work focusing on care of clients that includes the entire spectrum of adults, young adults, adults, and older adults across settings and during transitions. Students are prepared to complete a project following four courses on proposal and project development.

» View course requirements for the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner D.N.P.

Who are the faculty members?

Doctorally-prepared faculty (Ph.D. and D.N.P.) are expert clinicians and are NPs with expertise in evidence based practice. Other doctorally-prepared faculty teaching in the program are experts in research methods, ethics, genetics, health policy, population health, and healthcare finance. Faculty conduct research with clients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, genetic disorders, or on geriatric health and ethical issues in healthcare.

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 How much will it cost?

Tuition for an M.S. in Nursing is $1,210 per credit. The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner D.N.P. program is 82 credits (40 credits with advanced standing). University and technology fees are additional.

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How do I apply?

 In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit:

  • Official transcripts showing a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and B or above in all science and nursing classes
  • Final transcript documenting bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • A 500 word written essay addressing your vision of your future role with a DNP degree.
  • 3 letters of reference from doctorally-prepared nursing faculty or colleague. At least two of these references should be from a supervisor or faculty member.

Applicants must also conduct an interview with a current faculty member in the program and must have a minimum of 1 year working experience post-baccalaureate.

Students wishing to apply for advanced standing must also have:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited program with adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner focus
  • New York State nurse practitioner license (or be license-eligible)

» Apply now to the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner D.N.P. program

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
e – graduateadmissions@adelphi.edu
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