Master of Science in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, the graduate will:

  1. Attend to the health and illness experiences of clients from a variety of familial/socio-cultural backgrounds.
  2. Create a supportive, caring environment that enhances each client’s dignity and acknowledges his/her strengths.
  3. Use applicable research and theory to assist clients in changing modifiable risk factors.
  4. Synthesize information from a variety of disciplines to develop differential diagnostic and treatment strategies for clients with common, acute, and/or chronic illnesses.
  5. Work to enhance the lived experience for clients with acute illnesses, clients with chronic illnesses, and clients who are dying.
  6. Provide therapeutic interventions and regimens that incorporate an understanding of the client’s needs and desires, while considering multiple systems variables and the impact of these variables on treatment options (e.g. treatment efficacy, cost factors, and safety issues).
  7. Work collaboratively with other health care team members in providing care for clients with complex health care needs.
  8. Monitor the quality of health care provided to clients in a variety of settings.
  9. Incorporate professional, legal, moral, and ethical standards into practice.
  10. Critically analyze and synthesize research to determine applicability to clinical practice.
  11. Develop a research project or thesis pertinent to advanced nursing practice.
  12. Contribute to professional nursing through advanced nursing practice and professional involvement.

Requirements

  1. GRADUATE NURSING RESEARCH CORE REQUIREMENTS: 10-12 credits

    • NUR515 Theoretical Perspectives in Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NUR602 Qualitative Research (2)
    • NUR603 Quantitative Nursing Research (2)
    • NUR604S/NUR605S Thesis/Project Introductory Seminar (1/1) 
    • NUR604 Thesis/NUR605 Project (3-5)
  2. NURSE PRACTITIONER SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS: 26 credits

    • NUR505/L Advanced Health Assessment for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (4/0)
    • NUR509 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (3)
    • NUR511 Conceptual Basis for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NUR513 Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NUR517 Pharmacology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (1)
    • NUR519 Selected Topics in Pharmacology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (2)
    • NUR561/L Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice I (6/0)
    • NUR562/L Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice II (6/0)

 TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 36 – 38

Thesis/Project

Students must complete either Thesis or Project.  The first credit will be completed in either NUR604S Thesis Introductory Seminar or NUR605S Project Introductory Seminar; the remaining credits will be completed in either NUR604 Thesis or NUR605 Project. The course may be completed over multiple terms of enrollment. A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 credits are required for completion of the Thesis/Project.

Course Sequence

Access the course sequence for the MS, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, from the Nursing Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar's web page.

Advanced Certificate Program – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner

The post master's advanced certificate program is designed for those students who have a master's degree in a clinical area and wish to complete requirements to be eligible to take the adult nurse practitioner certification exam.

The post master's certificate program prepares qualified nurses to be eligible to sit for the certifying exam and is not a degree-granting program.  Admission to the certificate program is granted on a space available basis.  The certificate program is designed as a part-time program.

REQUIREMENTS

  • NUR505/L Advanced Health Assessment for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (4/0)
  • NUR509 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (3)
  • NUR511 Conceptual Basis for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
  • NUR517 Pharmacology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (1)
  • NUR519 Selected Topics in Pharmacology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (2)
  • NUR561/L Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice I (6/0)
  • NUR562/L Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice II (6/0)

TOTAL CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS = 24

 

Certificate: Admission Requirements

  • The post master certificate program is designed for those nurses who have a master degree in a clinical area and wish to complete requirements in order to be eligible to take the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner certification exam.
  • Criteria for admission to the certificate program are as follows:
    • Possession of a master degree in a clinical area of nursing from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited program
    • License to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State
    • One year medical-surgical clinical experience (or equivalent)
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Interview with the nursing faculty
    • Letter of intent
    • Submission of a resume summarizing professional activities and completed continuing education

Additional information for graduate Nursing programs: Admissions Requirements; Course Repeats; Time Limitations; Requirements for Graduation – consult the Nursing Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

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