Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

 
 
 

Complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure you meet any Federal, State, Private, or Morningside requirements. Visit the FAFSA website

nurse caring for elderly patient

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program from Morningside prepares you for the role of an advanced practice nurse functioning as a nurse practitioner. The AGNP track allows you to focus on unique characteristics and issues of the aging population in primary care settings. In this role, you will conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries, administer treatments, and manage chronic health problems.

Program Details

Credits

46

Cost per credit

$635

Online/In-Person?

Online

Number of Semesters

4-6

Courses

Semester 1 (11 credits)

NURS 509 Healthcare Policy/Economics (3 cr)

NURS 515 Quality, Safety, Informatics (2 cr)

NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)

NURS 651 Advanced Role Development (3 cr)

Semester 2 (9 credits)

NURS 516 Education in Practice (2 cr)

NURS 518 Advance Pharmacology (3 cr)

NURS 524 Advanced Practice Skills – three day residency (1 cr)

NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment – one day lab residency (3 cr)

Summer Semester (8 credits)

NURS 530 Statistics in Advanced Practice (3 cr)

NURS 655 Adult Primary Care I (3 cr)

NURS 665 AGNP Clinical Practicum I – 200 clinical hours and one day residency (2 cr)

Semester 3 (10 credits)

NURS 533 Evidence-based Research (3 cr)

NURS 654 Nutrition in Disease Management (2 cr)

NURS 668 AGNP Clinical Practicum II – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

NURS 669 Complex Elderly Care (3 cr)

Semester 4 (8 credits)

NURS 656 Adult Primary Care II (3 cr)

NURS 686 Evidence-based Capstone (3 cr)

NURS 670 AGNP Clinical Practicum III – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

Semester 1 (8 credits)

NURS 509 Healthcare Policy/Economics (3 cr)

NURS 515 Quality, Safety, Informatics (2 cr)

NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)

Semester 2 (7 credits)

NURS 518 Advanced Pharmacology (3 cr)

NURS 524 Advanced Practice Skills – three day residency (1 cr)

NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment – one day lab residency (3 cr)

Semester 3 (8 credits)

NURS 651 Advanced Role Development (3 cr)

NURS 654 Nutrition in Disease Management (2 cr)

NURS 655 Adult Primary Care I (3 cr)

Semester 4 (7 credits)

NURS 516 Education in Practice (2 cr)

NURS 656 Adult Primary Care II (3 cr)

NURS 665 AGNP Clinical Practicum I – 200 clinical hours and one day residency (2 cr)

Summer Semester (3 credits)

NURS 530 Statistics in Advanced Practice (3 cr)

Semester 5 (8 credits)

NURS 533 Evidence-based Research (3 cr)

NURS 668 AGNP Clinical Practicum II – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

NURS 669 Complex Elderly Care – AGNP track (3 cr)

Semester 6 (5 credits)

NURS 670 AGNP Clinical Practicum III – 200 clinical hours (2 cr)

NURS 686 Evidence-based Capstone (3 cr)

Additional Program Details

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN degree from Morningside University’s Nylen School of Nursing consists of 46 total credit hours, including 22 credits from master’s core classes and 24 AGNP specialty course credits. Students in this track will complete 600 clinical/practicum hours along with three on-site residencies. 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). Plans of study can be temporary and are subject to change based on availability and enrollment.

 

Contact Us

Morningside University
Nylen School of Nursing

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106

712-274-5297
gradnurs@morningside.edu

Spoonholder Bench