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Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 20 months Credit Hours: 43 Tuition: $29,359

Overview


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Progress in your nursing practice and prepare to deliver healthcare services to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner online program from Northern Kentucky University. This fully online program equips you with the specialized knowledge and clinical experience you need to become a successful primary care nurse practitioner.

MSN core coursework includes fundamentals of theory and research for advanced nursing and evidence-based practice, advanced clinical pharmacology for APRNs, and analysis and application of health data, as well as interactive courses covering primary care and pharmacology. You will also explore the issues today’s evolving healthcare system faces. In addition to core and NP practice, this 43 credit hour program provides a clinical residency and capstone course to synthesize your learning.

Once you graduate our CCNE-accredited program, you will be eligible to take the Adult-Gero Primary Care certification examination.

In this program, you will:

  • Prepare for the Adult-Gero Primary Care certification exam and expanded practice opportunities to diagnose and treat patients from adolescence to geriatrics
  • Critically analyze data for practice by integrating knowledge from arts and sciences within the context of nursing’s philosophical framework and scientific foundation
  • Use evidence-based practice to demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability while implementing change to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Integrate nursing science, educational frameworks, health policy, professional values and principles of business to implement initiatives that facilitate the highest level of advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse cultures and populations including patients and providers
  • Analyze one’s own behaviors and institutional practices and policies for coherence with principles of caring
  • Demonstrate effective communication in order to facilitate nursing practice at an advanced level

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner online, students must complete 17 courses (43 credit hours), which includes eight core courses (24 credit hours), 4 clinical courses (4 credit hours), four specialty courses (12 credit hours), and one capstone (3 credit hours). Each course is seven weeks long.

To see the full list of MSN - Adult-Gero NP online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning the degree you've been dreaming of achieving. We've streamlined the process to make it as quick and easy as possible. Admission requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner online program include a Bachelor of Science degree with minimum of a 3.0 GPA and a valid RN license. RNs with a non-BSN bachelor's are required to complete prerequisite courses (NRP 471 and NRP 472) for admission into the program.

To learn more about MSN - Adult-Gero NP online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

We understand that it can be a challenge to juggle work, classes, life, and finances. Tuition for the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner online program is affordably priced, and all fees are included in the total tuition cost. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

To learn more about MSN - Adult-Gero NP online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

We offer multiple start dates during the academic calendar year for our Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner online program. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register, and pay for tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MSN - Adult-Gero NP online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner online program, the curriculum is comprised of 17 courses covering 43 credit hours, including eight core courses (24 credit hours), four clinical courses (4 credit hours), four specialty courses (12 credit hours), and a capstone course (3 credit hours).

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination, critique, and evaluation of the theoretical foundations of nursing practice. Appraisal of diverse scholarly resources to inform advanced nursing practice. Identification of a research problem with development of a research question.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Identification, critique, analysis, synthesis, application and evaluation of evidence to support clinical and organizational practices. This course will provide students with knowledge to utilize evidence and theoretical concepts in nursing practice and healthcare systems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Understanding and analysis of health data for application to evidence based nursing practice for public health, health promotion, clinical prevention, and population health. Emphasis is placed on the use of health data and the best evidence in the application and evaluation of recommendations to improve health outcomes.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores health care issues, policies and economic factors influenced by technological, social, economic, and political factors; availability of and access to health care for varied populations; social distribution of health care, actions for dealing with health care dilemmas, federal and state regulatory programs, and health care financing will be examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Development of advanced skills in assessment of physical, cognitive, nutritional and functional domains: integration of appropriate test data and diagnostic reasoning.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A systems-based approach designed to study the physiology and pathophysiology relating to human health. Integrative regulatory mechanisms responsible for homeostasis and cellular adaptation will serve as the foundation for clinical assessment, decision-making, and management in clinical practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Review of pharmacological physiology of selected therapeutic agents; pharmacological management of clients, including drug selection, client/family education, and monitoring and evaluating pharmacological interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the history and role of Advanced Practice Nurses. This includes an overview of the role of the Advance Practice Nurse as a Provider, Consultant, Educator, Researcher, Collaborator, Leader and Administrator. Selected legal, practice, and ethical issues are explored. Nursing theory is incorporated into the course.

Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to the primary care of adults, specifically examining the ears, eyes, nose & throat, neurological, psychosocial, dermatological, musculoskeletal, and abdominal systems. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems will be presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to primary care of adults, specifically examining the renal, women’s health & gynecology, fetal development, preconception & prenatal, men’s health, hematological, immunological & respiratory systems. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to primary care of adults, specifically examining cardiac and endocrine systems, palliative care, minor emergency care, and common laboratory and diagnostic tests. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems will be presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This interactive course focuses on the management of common illnesses affecting and pharmacological management of geriatric patients. Students incorporate principles of health promotion, disease prevention, pathophysiology, and assessment to develop therapeutic management and evaluation strategies for geriatric patients.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The first in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The second in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The third in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The fourth in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Practicum synthesizing content from all previous courses in the Advanced Practice Nurse majors. This culminating experience will result in a project synthesizing all previous learning.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree online. Find out the requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

MSN - Adult-Gero NP Online Requirements

  • Complete application for admission
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate academic work
  • Valid RN license
  • Bachelor of Science degree. RNs with a non-BSN bachelor's degree are required to complete prerequisite courses NRP 471 and NRP 472
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on last 40 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • 1,000 hours of work experience
  • Undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of C or better

International students must demonstrate English proficiency by earning an acceptable score on the TOEFL, IELTS, or another assessment approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Admissions
Lucas Administrative Center
400 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Or email documentation to graduate@nku.edu

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner degree online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
MSN - Adult-Gero NP $621 $2,656 $29,359
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Calendar


For the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Online

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 August 20, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 13, 2018 August 15, 2018 August 20, 2018 October 5, 2018
Fall 2 October 17, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 17, 2018 December 7, 2018
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