Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners (AGNPs) provide primary care to adults and older adults through direct nursing care, consultation, collaboration, coordination, and referral. These healthcare services are provided in a variety of settings including neighborhood centers, private practices, long-term care facilities, hospice, and in the home.
The Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Northeastern University enables nurse practitioners to articulate a theoretical base for practice and recognize competencies necessary for the provision of healthcare to individuals, families, and communities. Graduate preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the nurse practitioner role to include participation in and use of research development, implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation.
The program is offered in a hybrid format with all the classes delivered online. Students are required to attend 2 hands-on Clinical Intensive weekends held on campus in Boston. One is scheduled in the first year of classes and the second one is in your last semester of your specialty track. Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.
Provide primary care to adults, including geriatric patients, and help them manage and overcome various conditions and illnesses. With a focus on patient wellness and healthy choices, primary care AGNPs (also referred to as AGPNP) manage transitions between care settings and provide caregiver education and evaluation. They often work in long-term care settings and clinics or may have their own private practices. Employers often include long-term care facilities, hospices, and primary care practices.
- Health Assessment
- Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults
- Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult
- Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Health Problems
- Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Complex Patients
- 24 months
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DisciplinesNursing Health Sciences Gerontology View 734 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
- Application fee.
- Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional).
- Personal statement.
- Transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited USA program.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0, with grades of ‘B’ or better, is required in all undergraduate clinical courses.
- Successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing, and taken within 5 years of entering the program.
- Current RN licensure.
- At least 1 year of active full-time nursing experience with direct patient care.
- TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English.
International22900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 45800 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
National22900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 45800 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
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