Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate


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The post-MSN certificate curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for national certification. To be eligible for certification, post-MSN students must complete the didactic and clinical requirements of the direct patient care courses, NP core courses, and the specialty track courses for the population. It is the expectation that post-MSN certificate students must master the same outcome criteria as graduate degree granting program students. This includes all clinical (500/600 hours) requirements for the specialty tracks. The curriculum prepares graduates to be eligible for national certification as an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner through American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)
NURS 518 Advanced Pharmacology (3 cr)
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment – one day lab residency (3 cr)
NURS 524 Advanced Practice Skills – three day residency (1 cr)
NURS 651 Advanced Role Development (3 cr)
NURS 654 Nutrition in Disease Management (3 cr)
NURS 655 Adult Primary Care I (3 cr)
NURS 656 Adult Primary Care II (3 cr)
NURS 686 Evidence Based Capstone – one day residency (3 cr)
NURS 665 AGNP Clinical Practicum I – 200 clinical hours and one day residency (2 cr)
NURS 668 AGNP Clinical Practicum II – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)
NURS 670 AGNP Clinical Practicum III – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)
NURS 669 Complex Elderly Care (3 cr)

600 clinical practicum hours and three on-site residencies

Contact Us

Morningside University
Nylen School of Nursing

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106


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