Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from Morningside prepares 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. 

Nurse practitioners will obtain certification in the specialty before entering the practice setting. All direct patient care roles will need to achieve certification and state licensure in the specified role for which they were educated in.

About the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN at Morningside:
  • You will learn to conduct physical exams as well as diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries
  • Work to administer treatments
  • Learn how to educate about managing chronic health problems
  • And become a recognized leader

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The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN degree from Morningside College'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.

Plan
of Study

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. 

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 (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 (7 credits)

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

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

NURS 686 Evidence-based Capstone (3 cr)

Semester 6

NURS 660 FNP Clinical Practicum III (2 cr)

NURS 686 Evidence-based Capstone