Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Master’s Program

Advance your degree with our nurse practitioner M.S. program.

Caring for adults and the elderly has become an important aspect of today’s society. There is an exponential demand for greater numbers of nurse practitioners to meet the primary care needs of the population.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner focuses on preparing you to work in this growing area of specialization in healthcare. The curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge with diagnostic and treatment skills while exploring the issues and forces within the healthcare delivery system.

During the program, you will work closely with advanced practice nurses and other health professionals in a variety of clinical settings. 

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2017 enrollment. Admission is rolling.

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
  • Part-time online, blended and in-person courses that cater to the full-time working professional
  • 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 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exams offered by the American
    Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial aid

What will I study?

Through a comprehensive curriculum that uses traditional and online classroom settings, simulated experiences and clinical training, you will develop strong primary care knowledge and clinical reasoning skills while completing course work in the care of adolescents, adults and the elderly. The program is built on a strong foundation of core courses, including theory, statistics, research and health policy, all taught by expert faculty. Some nurse practitioner courses include advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment. Students complete 600 hours of a clinical practicum under the guidance of highly qualified clinical preceptors. You will complete a Capstone Project in which you will synthesize and apply knowledge acquired throughout your graduate study.

» View course requirements for the M.S. in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program

Who are the faculty members?

 Our instructors are scholars and experienced clinicians who are accomplished researchers, passionate teachers and tireless advocates for healthcare issues.

» View the nursing and public health faculty list

 How much will it cost?

Tuition for an M.S. in Nursing is $1,110 per credit. The Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner master’s degree program is 45 credits. University and technology fees are additional.

» Find specific tuition and financial aid details

How do I apply?

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

  • New York State R.N. license
  • 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
  • Résumé
  • A 500-word, typed essay on your reasons for applying to the program
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from master’s or above and/or direct supervisor, employer or former faculty

» Apply now to the M.S. Nurse Practitioner program

 

For further information, please contact:

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