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Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
he Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who synthesizes theoretical, scientific, and contemporary clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states.
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Overview

The focus is on providing primary care to the entire adult-older adult age spectrum and across the continuum of care from wellness to illness. The scope of practice is not setting specific but rather is based on patient care needs.

The settings in which the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner delivers care may include nurse managed and community health centers and clinics, private medical practices, specialty clinics, Veteran’s Administration facilities, home care, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care settings, acute and chronic rehabilitation centers, and urgent care departments. In many cases, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners follow their patients across care settings to maintain quality and safety during care transitions.

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is a lock-step program.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Adult Gerontology I
  • Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Adult Gerontology II
  • Professionalism in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Integration

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      • Full-time (3 Semesters) • Part-time (5 Semesters) • Part-time Sylvester Program (6 Semesters)

  • Credits
    23 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited institution (Note: Applicants who will not possess a BSN degree prior to the application deadline are recommended to apply for the next cohort)
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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