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.
Why should I enroll?
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.
Who are the faculty members?
Our instructors are scholars and experienced clinicians who are accomplished researchers, passionate teachers and tireless advocates for healthcare issues.
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.
How do I apply?
In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit: