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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

University of North Dakota

48 months
784 USD/credit 4900 USD/year
784 USD/credit 4900 USD/year
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Deliver the highest level of primary care to adult and geriatric patients, with special focus on the healthcare needs of rural residents with the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program from University of North Dakota.


Advanced practice nurses are vital members of a health care team necessary to meet the growing needs of adult and elderly populations, especially in our most rural areas. Through the AGPCNP program, you'll be prepared to address these complex needs in our state and across the nation, and have the opportunity to transition into a doctorate program after completing your master’s.

Why Study Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at University of North Dakota?

We'll show you how to translate your desire to care for rural and vulnerable populations into proactive, culturally sensitive and ethical health care for adults and elderly.

You'll gain hands-on experience through 600 hours of direct patient care under the guidance of experienced health care professionals. To provide high-quality care across the adult lifespan, you'll spend time in primary, specialty, transitional and long-term care settings gaining extensive knowledge in the theories of aging and adult/gerontological advanced practice nursing.

Students enrolled in the program obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam) with an option to transition to a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Concepts in Nursing 
  • Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology
  • Essentials in Epidemiology 
  • Health Promotion 
  • Evidence for Practice 
  • Ethical, Legal and Health Policy Issues 
  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum

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  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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General requirements

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited nursing program
  • An undergraduate or graduate statistics course
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.00
  • Current U.S. unencumbered RN licensure 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of goals
  • One year of experience as a registered nurse preferred – track specific experience desirable
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements
  • Interview may be required 
  • Successful passage of criminal background check and drug screen will be required upon offer of admission
  • Satisfaction of current health and immunization policy of the Department of Nursing will be required upon offer of admission

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 784 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    4900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 784 USD per credit during 48 months.


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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