Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum

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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. Students come with a variety of educational backgrounds. Therefore, when a student already has an MSN, a gap analysis must be performed by the Program Director to create an individualized program of study.

Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum Courses
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
Course SubjectCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursClinical Hours
NURS9103Psychodynamics of Health
NURS9140A-G PC 1 – Adult - Gerontology
NURS9141A-G PC 2 – Adult - Gerontology
NURS9142A-G PC 3 – Adult - Gerontology
NURS9713Capstone Practice and Professional Issues
NURS9740A-G PC 1 – Adult - Gerontology Clinical
NURS9741A-G PC 2 – Adult - Gerontology Clinical
NURS9742A-G PC 3 – Adult - Gerontology Clinical
Total Credit Hours19
Total Clinical Hours630
Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program of Study
Prior to Start of Program
Graduate Intensive-Mandatory program orientation via online modules and 4 days on campus workshops.
Fall semester (15 weeks)Spring semester (15 weeks)Summer semester (10 weeks)
NURS 9103 Pyschodymanics of Health (2)NURS 9140 A-G PC1 (3)

NURS 9741 A-G PC1 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
Graduate Intensive on campus

NURS 9141 A-G PC2 (3)

NURS 9741 A-G PC2 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
Total Credits255
Fall semester (15 weeks)Spring semester (15 weeks)
NURS 9142 A-G PC3 (3)

NURS 9742 A-G PC3 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
NURS 9713 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues (2)
(90 hours)
Total Credits52

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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