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Nursing - Primary Care (Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner)

24 months
845 USD/credit 16477 USD/year
845 USD/credit 16477 USD/year
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The master’s program in Nursing - Primary Care (Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner) at Saint Peter's University builds upon the knowledge acquired in nursing at the baccalaureate level and is based on three essential components for a graduate master’s program in nursing: theoretical foundation to inform practice, utilization of research, and specialty practice. 


Key Features

The purposes of the graduate master’s programs in nursing are: to prepare graduates for specialization as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners and administrators; to develop leaders in the profession who are able to advance standards and create change for quality health care; and to provide a foundation for doctoral study.

Saint Peter’s University offers one option for nursing specialization at the master’s level:

  • Nursing - Primary Care (Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner)

A Post-Master’s program is also offered to prepare nurses as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners.

Reflective of the mission of Saint Peter’s University to equip persons for leadership and service through a value-based education, the master’s program prepares nurses for specialization in roles that are increasingly essential for today’s society. Students acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and values and are prepared to continually further their education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues in Health Care
  • Nursing Theory
  • Health Care Financing and Managed Care
  • Research: Design and Utilization
  • Client Education: Strategies
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacolgy for Prescriptive Practice
  • Family Systems and Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • It is recommended that applicants submit applications and academic credentials at least two months prior.


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited institution or its equivalent and an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. 
  • Official application (Apply online or request an application by phone or mail.)
  • Personal Statement: A personal statement of educational and professional goals. (500 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional nurses in supervisory positions or academic nurse educators.
  • Current Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Malpractice Coverage: Applicants must show current malpractice insurance coverage with minimums of $1,000,000 per claim and $6,000,000 aggregate.
  • Copy of RN license
  • Satisfactory completion of undergraduate statistics and nursing research courses.
  • Physical assessment skills.

Work experience

Applicants are also required to have a minimum of one year professional nursing practice and possess current licenses as registered nurses in New Jersey. Applicants must present their licenses for documentation. An interview may be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16477 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 845 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16477 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 845 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Jersey City

1300 - 3200 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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