College of Nursing
RN-MSN: Traditional Master of Science in Nursing

Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

  • The Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner specialty requires completion of 71-74 course credits and 690 clinical hours. Full-time and post-master’s study options are available. Students choose between the Scholarly Project (3 credits) and Thesis (6 credits) for their capstone experience.

    RN - Two-Year Program of Study

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 502 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing (2)
    NURS 504 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populations
    at Risk (4)

    NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I (3)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

    NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURS 540 - Multidisciplinary Issues of Aging (3)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1)
      Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 6 Total Credits: 9

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (1 credit lab=30 contact hours) (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policy
    in Nursing (4)
    NURS 553 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health (5)
    NURS 555 - Assessment of Common Geriatric Syndromes (3)
    NURS 556 - Geriatric Assessment: Clinical Practicum (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)

    NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
    and Functions (3)
    NURS 566 - Primary Care of Adults/Older Adults (3)
    NURS 567 - Primary Care of Adults/Older Adults: Clinical Practicum (3 credits clinical practicum=
    150 contact hours) (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1-3)

    NURS 542 - Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (2)
    NURS 568 - Complex Care Issues in Adults/
    Older Adults (3)
    NURS 569 - Complex Care Issues: Clinical Practicum
    (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (0-2)
     Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 10-11 Total Credits: 8-10

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter
    NURS 570 - Transition to Adult/Gerontological Advanced Nursing Practice
    (6 credits clinical practicum=240 contact hours) (6)
    Total Credits: 6

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690
    Total program credits:
    73-76

    A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. Rev. 5-30-2013

    Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program of Study: Post Master's Option

    Credit requirements reviewed on an individual basis. 

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populations
    at Risk (4)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3) NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURS 540 - Multidisciplinary Issues of Aging (3)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Parmacology for Nursing Care (2)
      Total Credits: 4 Total Credits: 3 Total Credits: 8

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
     NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (1 credit lab=30 contact hours) (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications
    for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 553 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health (5)
    NURS 555 - Assessment of Common Geriatric Syndromes (3)
    NURS 556 - Geriatric Assessment: Clinical Practicum (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)
    NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
    and Functions (3)
    NURS 566 - Primary Care of Adults/Older Adults (3)
    NURS 567 - Primary Care of Adults/Older Adults: Clinical Practicum (3 credits clinical practicum=
    150 contact hours) (3)
    NURS 542 - Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (2)
    NURS 568 - Complex Care Issues in Adults/
    Older Adults (3)
    NURS 569 - Complex Care Issues: Clinical Practicum
    (3 credits clinical practicum=150 contact hours) (3)
     Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 11 Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 8

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter
    NURS 570 - Transition to Adult/Gerontological Advanced Nursing Practice
    (6 credits clinical practicum=240 contact hours) (6)
    Total Credits: 6

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690
    Total program credits:
    30-54

    A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability.