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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
NURS7123Psychodynamics of Health
2
NURS8531PC 1 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care I
3
NURS8532PC 2 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care II3
NURS8533PC 3 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care III3
NURS8620Capstone Practice and Professional Issues
290
NURS8731PC 1 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care I Clinical
2180
NURS8732PC 2 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care II Clinical
2180
NURS8733PC 3 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care III Clinical2180
Total Credit Hours19
Total Clinical Hours630
Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program of Study
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
NURS 7123 Pyschodymanics of Health (2)NURS 8531 PC 1-Adult Gerontology Primary Care I (3)

NURS 8731 PC 1-Adult Gerontology Primary Care I Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
NURS 8532 PC 2-Adult Gerontology Primary Care II (3)

NURS 8732 PC 2-Adult Gerontology Primary Care II Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
Total Credits255
Fall SemesterSpring Semester
NURS 8533 PC 3-Adult Gerontology Primary Care III (3)

NURS 8733 PC 3-Adult Gerontology Primary Care III Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
NURS 8620 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues (2)
(90 clinical hours)
Total Credits52

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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