Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
Students may “opt out” after the final Primary Care course and receive their MSN degree in order to be eligible to sit for their national certification exam. If students choose this option, they will have 4 years to return and complete the remaining DNP courses for the DNP Degree.
Both synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (on your own, not live) formats are used. Most of the course work is asynchronous but live sessions are scheduled in selected online courses. Students should consult with individual course syllabi for specific live session requirements.
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
|Course Subject||Course Number||Course Title||Credit Hours||Clinical Hours|
|NURS||7121||Theoretical Basis for Clinical Scholarship||2|
|NURS||7122||Research Design and Dissemination||2|
|NURS||7123||Psychodynamics of Health||2|
|NURS||7129||Role Transition for APRN||2|
|NURS||7130||Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems||3|
|NURS||7141||Pathophysiology & Differential Diagnosis||3|
|NURS||7143||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NURS||7710||Advanced Health Assessment Clinical||1||90|
|NURS||8531||PC 1- Adult Gerontology Primary Care I||3|
|NURS||8532||PC 2- Adult Gerontology Primary Care II||3|
|NURS||8533||PC 3- Adult Gerontology Primary Care III||3|
|NURS||8520||Capstone Practice and Professional Issues||2||90|
|NURS||8731||PC 1- Adult Gerontology Primary Care I Clinical||2||180|
|NURS||8732||PC 2- Adult Gerontology Primary Care II Clinical||2||180|
|NURS||8733||PC 3- Adult Gerontology Primary Care III Clinical||2||180|
|Total Credit Hours-MSN Opt Out||43|
|Total Clinical Hours-MSN Opt Out||720|
|NURS||7110||Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level||1|
|NURS||9125||Role Transition for DNP Prepared APRNs||2|
|NURS||9143||Population Focused Collaborative Initiative||3||90|
|NURS||9144||Leadership & Management in Practice Transformation||3|
|NURS||9931||Clinical Project 1||3||180|
|NURS||9932||Clinical Project 2||3||180|
|NURS||9933||Clinical Project 3||3||180|
|Total Credit Hours-Post MSN-DNP||34|
|Total Applied Clinical Hours||630|
|Post BSN-DNP Total Credit Hours||77|
|Post BSN-DNP Total Clinical Hours||1350|
Note: If you are receiving grant funds or foundation scholarships, you must be a full-time graduate student with a minimum five credit load per semester.
NURS 7121 Theoretical Basis for Clinical Scholarship (2)
NURS 7122 Research Design and Dissemination (2)
NURS 7123 Psychodynamics of Health (2)
| Spring Semester|
NURS 7141 Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnoses (3)
NURS 7142 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
NURS 7135 Informatics (3)
NURS 7128 Epidemiology (2)
NURS 7143 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NURS 7710 Advanced Health Assessment Clinical
(90 clinical hours) (1)
NURS 7129 Role Transition for APRN (2)
| Spring Semester|
NURS 8531 PC 1-Adult Gerontology Primary Care I (3)
NURS 8731 PC 1-Adult Gerontology Primary Care I Clinical
(180 clinical hours) (2)
NURS 8532 PC 2-Adult Gerontology Primary Care II (3)
NURS 8732 PC 2 Adult Gerontology Primary Care Clinical II
(180 clinical hours) (2)
NURS 8533 PC 3 Adult Gerontology Primary Care III (3)
NURS 8733 PC 3 Adult Gerontology Primary Care Clinical III
(180 clinical hours) (2)
NURS 7130 Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems (3)
NURS 8520 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues
(90 clinical hours) (2)
NURS 9123 Biomedical Ethics (2)
NURS 9125 Role Transition for DNP-Prepared APRNs (2)
NURS 7110 Scholarly Writing at the Doctoral Level (1)
NURS 9113 Biometrics (3)
NURS 9124 Outcome Mgmt (2)
NURS 9143 Population Focus Collaborative Initiative (90 applied clinical hours) (3)
Elective I (3)
NURS 9931 Clinical Project 1 (180 applied clinical hours) (3)
Elective 2 (3)
|Fall Semester |
NURS 9144 Leadership and Management in Practice Transformation (3)
NURS 9932 Clinical Project 2 (180 applied clinical hours) (3)
NURS 9933 Clinical Project 3 (180 applied clinical hours) (3)
Elective 3 (3)
Completion of a minimum of 500 applied hours required for Post-MSN-DNP Degree completion
|Course Prefix||Course Number||Course Title||Short Description|
|EDUF||7130||Learning Theories and Applications||Examines the principles and theories of learning that serve as the basis for educational models and practices.|
|EDUF||8131||Theories of Adolescence||The rapidly changing world of today's adolescents and the ever-changing nature of the field of adolescence will be examined from three perspectives: theory, research and contemporary social forces.|
|EDUF||8133||Interaction and Learning||Examine views of learning which emphasize the importance of interaction, authenticity and the social construction of knowledge. Students will also explore instructional practices and assessment issues consistent with these perspectives.|
|EDUF||8134||Models of Motivation||Critically examines how contemporary models of motivation are utilized to improve the delivery of instruction.|
|EDUF||8135||Thinking and Problem Solving||Examines current conceptions and models of critical thinking and creative problem solving as they relate to learning and instruction.|
|EDUF||8136||Theories of Human Development||Examines theories of human development, with a focus on infancy to adolescence.|
|EDUR||7130||Educational Research||A comprehensive overview of topics related to research as it is applied to educational settings.
|EDUR ||8131||Educational Statistics I||Topics covered in this course include central tendency, variability, distributions, correlation, significance testing, t-tests, linear regression and chi-square analysis. (pre req - EDUR 7130)
|EDUR||8231||Applied Qualitative Research Methods||This course will provide practical experience applying qualitative research methods in a variety of settings. (pre req - EDUR 7130)
|EDUR||8331||Applied Measurement||This course will provide an introduction to concepts and practices in measurement and survey research. (pre req- EDUR 7130 & 8131)
|EDLD||8431||Higher Education Law||Explores basic legal precepts and their application to institutions of higher education, primarily using the case study method and discussion.
|EDLD||8432||Higher Education Finance||Fiscal management and budgeting practices applicable to higher education institutions are the focus of this course.
|EDLD||8436||Grant Development / Administration||Students will learn the methods and processes of project development, funding source development, and proposal writing.
|EDLD||8135||Educational Planning||This course examines concepts and theories relating to various forms and approaches of planning at the school district and postsecondary educational levels.
|EDLD||8435||Higher Education Policy||Examines policy-formation processes in higher education institutions.
|PUBH||5520G||Introduction to Public Health ||This course is designed to give students a foundation in the core functions of the population-based public health (assessment, policy development and assurance).
|PUBH||6532||Environmental Health||This course is a survey of specific environmental conditions and factors that contribute to the development of health problems in communities.
|PUBH||6533||Epidemiology||This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice.
|PUBH||6534||Health Policy and Management||The course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview to public health management and administration.
|PUBH||6535||Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health||This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research.
|PUBH||6541||Bioistatistics||This course examines statistics in public health and related health sciences.
|PUBH||7132||Scientific Basis of Public Health||This course explores the scientific basis of 21st century disease processes including a survey of the origins, natural history, factors influencing individual and community risk.
|PUBH||9132||Public Health Perspectives in Community-Based and Translational Research||This course will familiarize students with concepts, issues and skills relevant to translational research approaches in public health.
|PUBH||9134||Professionalism and Ethics in Public Health Practice ||This course explores critical issues related to the professional development of public health practitioners and ethical responsibilities necessary to assume leadership roles in the field.
Last updated: 6/28/2021