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

An RN to MSN Program that Fits Your Schedule

Our CCNE-accredited RN to MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program offers an efficient, streamlined path for learning how to provide leading-edge primary care to adult patients. Earn your degree online, without even putting your career on hold.

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A Streamlined Path to a Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Degree

This RN to MSN program with a focus in adult-gerontological nursing provides an intensive curriculum that moves from foundational nursing theory to advanced practice concepts as you earn both a BSN and MSN degree. Our online classes are built to help strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills, and the practicum courses offer in-depth clinical experiences, supervised by supportive, knowledgeable mentors.

Our RN to MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degree program can be completed in under 4 years online. After finishing your program, you’ll be prepared to practice preventive care, promote healthy behaviors, and diagnose and treat health problems in your patients. As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for examinations* through national certifying bodies (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]; American Association of Nurse Practitioners [AANP]).

RN to MSN Adult Gerontology Degree Program Admissions

An associate’s degree or a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for RN to MSN program admission. 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.

BSN-prepared nurses who are interested in pursuing gerontological nursing should explore our 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.

The Role of an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Exactly what does an adult gerontology nurse practitioner do? Nurse practitioners are a vital part of our nation’s healthcare system, known for providing primary care and health education to their patients. 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. Adult gerontological nurse practitioners can help patients to manage acute or chronic illnesses, including conducting physical exams, performing diagnostic tests and procedures, and writing prescriptions, and may work in doctor’s offices, hospitals, outpatient care centers, or walk-in clinics. In some states, they may also operate their own private practices.

RNs moving into adult gerontological nurse practitioner 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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