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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Earn Your MSN in Under 2 Years, with a Focus in Adult Gerontology

This CCNE-accredited MSN program can prepare you to deliver leading-edge primary care to patients across their adult life as an adult gerontology nurse practitioner. Complete your gerontological nursing degree online in as little as 17 months, without putting your career on hold.

This program is available at the following campuses. Please select one to get details.

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Courses and Clinical Experiences to Prepare You for Gerontological Nursing

Our MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degree program can equip you to practice preventive care, promote positive health behaviors, and diagnose and treat health problems in adult patients. Our online classes blend nursing theory with advanced practice concepts, while the practicum courses offer in-depth clinical experiences, supervised by supportive, knowledgeable mentors. Our adult gerontological nurse practitioner education can also help you to build your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills.

Our MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program curriculum can be completed in as little as 17 months online. After completing this MSN degree program, you’ll be eligible to sit for examinations* through national certifying bodies (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]; American Association of Nurse Practitioners [AANP]).

MSN Adult Gerontology Degree Program Requirements

A BSN degree in nursing from an accredited school and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for admission to our MSN programs. For a full list of admissions requirements, see our Academic Catalog or contact us at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

RNs who do not hold a BSN and are interested in gerontological nursing can take a streamlined path to earning a BSN and MSN in our RN to MSN with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.

Nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing that equipped them to practice in another advanced role or nursing specialty may be better suited for our shorter Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate program.

Defining Nursing Roles: The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Adult gerontology nurse practitioners specialize in community-based care, providing health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and treatment services for at-risk and vulnerable populations. Collaborating with physicians or working independently in private practices, hospitals, treatment centers, or walk-in clinics, adult gerontological nurse practitioners may prescribe medicine, conduct physical exams, and perform diagnostic procedures as they help their adult patients to manage acute or chronic illnesses.

Nurses moving into adult gerontology careers may discover many benefits, including nurse practitioner level salary and a strong job growth predicted as the US population ages. Standard adult gerontological nurse practitioner salary varies by factors like experience level, employment type, and geographic region.

*Note: South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

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