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Adult-Gerontology Health Nurse Practitioner Program
This online graduate program prepares Advanced Practice Nurses for primary ambulatory and population-based care. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide care for adults with common acute and chronic health conditions. Health promotion and disease prevention as well as teaching and counseling of individuals, families and groups are emphasized.
Graduates are eligible to obtain national certification as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ANP).
Nurse Practitioners have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of settings such as: community health clinics, rural health clinics, physician offices, public health departments, hospitals, home health agencies, urgent care/emergency rooms, specialty areas, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Administration facilities and schools of nursing.
Registered nurses (RN) with a BSN degree are admitted to the Masters Program and graduate with a MSN.
Plans of Study
Projected plans of study beginning Fall 2012 - Please note these projected plans of study are in the process of being approved and are subject to change.
Plans of study prior to Fall 2012Course Descriptions
Graduate nursing course descriptions can be found here.
Precepted clinical experiences are individually arranged. Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner students complete a minimum of 540 hours with an assigned clinical preceptor. Students may complete a selected number of hours in a specialty area if desired. Students may complete clinical in approved local sites. If a local preceptor is not available, students may have to travel to a clinical site.