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

Continue your professional growth and sharpen your nursing skills with a master’s program focused on adult and gerontological nursing. At South University, our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program can equip you with the nursing skills and knowledge needed for health promotion and disease prevention with adult individuals and community populations.

Built to be completed in as little as two years, this program prepares you to exercise advanced leadership, clinical judgment, critical thinking, and communication skills as an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner. Across the curriculum, you’ll focus on at-risk and vulnerable populations while building expertise in preventing, diagnosing, and treating common health problems with evidence-based practice.

This MSN program meets the core competencies for Adult Health Nurse Practitioners outlined by the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and allows you to develop the skills required to sit for the national certification* exams (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]; American Association of Nurse Practitioners [AANP]).The program also incorporates key elements from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master's Essentials.

*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.

Prepare for an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Career

Upon completing this MSN program and entering into adult gerontological nursing practice, you should be proficient in:

  • Providing health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and treatment.
  • Assessing and diagnosing health status.
  • Creating a plan of care and implementation of treatment.
  • Ensuring a professional, collegial, and collaborative approach to care.
  • Serving as a teacher and coach to patients.
  • Committing to advancing the profession.
  • Assisting patients in managing and negotiating the healthcare delivery system.
  • Monitoring and ensuring high quality healthcare practice.
  • Demonstrating cultural competence.

Study Gerontological Nursing in a CCNE Accredited Program

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the APRN Post Graduate Certificate programs at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Combine Online Learning and On-Site Training

Our online MSN with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program mix fully online classes with on-site clinical experiences. Led by faculty who ensure online never means out of touch, the online courses blend nursing theory with advanced practice concepts. Rounding out your education, the practicum courses offer valuable, in-depth gerontology, women’s health, and primary care experiences—all supervised by supportive, knowledgeable mentors.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Alabama, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.


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