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MSN to DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practioner

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Nursing - DNP Path with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program aims to give its students the experience and knowledge necessary to properly care for adults and elderly patients. Read on to learn more about this program's requirements and opportunities.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing - DNP Path with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Population Focus Area

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in pursuing this Master of Science in Nursing - DNP program should already possess a bachelor's in nursing. For the focus in adult gerontology primary care, nurses should be skilled at working with adults and senior adults and be interested in helping patients with chronic health problems. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing - DNP Path with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Population Focus Area program is aimed at educating nurses on how to provide care to adults and senior adults with a variety of ailments. As part of this program, students will gain experience analyzing research critically, developing health care policies, serve in a leadership position, and create treatment plans and how to approach their work ethically. Additionally, students will learn how to advocate for their patients, serve as a health educator, and provide care in a way that is sensitive to their patients' cultural values. Each course will take about 10 weeks to complete, and the program will culminate in four clinical experiences that deal with different populations and primary care techniques.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Nursing--DNP Path with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Population Focus Area

Students in this program develop their skills in patient assessment and diagnosis through 30 credit hours of core courses and 60 credit hours focused primarily on adult-gerontology primary care. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (30 Credits)

  • Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Scientific and Analytic Approaches to Advanced Evidence-Based Practice
  • Epidemiology and Health Promotion
  • Health Policy, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System
  • Promoting Optimal Models and Systems for Health Care Delivery

Focus Area Courses (60 Credits)

  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
  • NP I - Introduction to Primary Care for the Nurse Practitioner
  • AGNP I - Primary Care of the Adolescent and Adult
  • AGNP I Clinical - Adolescent and Adult Focus
  • NP I - Primary Care of Women's Health
  • NP II Clinical - Women's Health Focus
  • AGNP II - Primary Care of the Frail Elderly
  • AGNP II Clinical - Frail Elderly Focus
  • Transition to Practice
  • NP III Clinical - Primary Care Focus

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Most students who pursue this degree do so as the next logical step from their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and as a step toward completing their doctorate. Nurses who complete this program are qualified to pursue further education to become a nurse practitioner so they can have more career options available.

Graduates of this program usually pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Nursing--DNP Path with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Population Focus Area program prepares graduates for providing primary care to adult and senior patients. Through coursework and clinicals, graduates gain the skills necessary to properly assess their patients and care for a wide array of chronic ailments.

Graduates of this program could pursue careers as:

  • Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
  • Hospital Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner in a Nursing/ Retirement Home
  • Nurse Practitioner in a Hospital Acute Care Department
  • Nurse Practitioner in a Hospice Care Center

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