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Nursing: Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 28 months
University rank #801 (WUR) , MI,
The Master of Science in Nursing: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner is a 48-credit program that prepares professional nurses for advanced nursing practice, leadership in the nursing profession and future doctoral study. 


The plan of study for the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Adult/GNP) program prepares the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for adult (age 13 to end of life), older adult and frail elder clients in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems. 

The graduate is prepared to apply nursing theory, principles of advanced practice nursing and evidence-based practice in the design and delivery of primary care. Knowledge for advanced nursing practice is synthesized from concepts in nursing as well as the biological and social sciences. Graduates of the Adult/ GNP program are prepared to take the Adult/GNP national certification examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Diversity and Social Issues
  • Research Topics in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Health Policy and Finance
  • Interprofessional Role Development Leadership and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Research: Project
  • Advanced Pathophysiology for Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Nursing Interventions
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan
  • Holistic Perspectives on Aging
  • Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I
  • Advanced Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults II
  • Advanced Nursing Care of Frail Elders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 28 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

The Master of Science in Nursing: Adult/Gerontological degree program is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 48 credits (including a minimum of 630 clinical practice hours) in an approved program of study. The program of study allows full-time students to complete the requirements in 28 months.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
  • National

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
  • In-State

    738 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 738 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
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Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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