Master Blended

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care

Duke University

24 months
57900 USD/year
57900 USD/year
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Our Master in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care program at Duke University prepares advanced practice nurses as generalists in adult primary care in a wide variety of settings, including private practices, public clinics, hospital-based outpatient clinics, and specialty practices.


The Master in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care program at Duke University focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to individuals from adolescence to older adulthood across primary care settings, including those in rural and under-served areas.

As a graduate from our adult-gerontology nurse practitioner major you are well-prepared to provide culturally competent, evidence-based, state-of-the-art primary medical care to patients from adolescence through senescence. Our graduates practice in a wide variety of outpatient settings ranging from small community health centers to retail clinics to large academic medical centers.


  • Opportunities for short-term course or clinical work in international sites

  • Options for choosing an area of specialization (cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, orthopedics, or HIV)

  • Precepted clinical experiences in a variety of settings, including rural and underserved areas

  • Campus visits for intensive group learning experiences complement the online didactic content and the clinical preceptorships

  • Focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide primary care across diverse settings

  • Develop clinical resiliency under the mentorship of experienced clinicians in their area of expertise

  • Synthesize clinical learning and the transition to the role of nurse practitioner

  • A final residency clinical synthesis integrates previous didactic and clinical experiences

  • Many of our faculty continue to practice in clinical roles, so they remain up-to-date on clinical issues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nurse as Scholar: Science Development, Study Design & Statistics
  • Nurse as Scholar: Evidence-based Practice
  • Population Health in a Global Society
  • Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning in APN
  • Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents and Adult Patients
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents, Adults and Older Adult Patients: Clinical

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
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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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