This Masters in Nursing- NP- prepares the Nurse Practitioner for a practice in Gerontology (geriatrics) and for certification as primary health care providers to young adults and all adults across the lifespan.
Separate cohort for:
Apply to the Seminary and then directly to AU College of Nursing and Public Health.
Students have two options to further their nursing education. One is for those with a Master’s – they can choose the Post-Master’s Options, the other is for those earning their initial Masters in Nurse Practitioner.
- MS degree
- B.S. in nursing from an accredited program
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in nursing
- NYS RN license and current registration
- 3 professional references
- 1-2 page personal statement of professional goals
- College level coursework in research, statistics, health assessment (may be completed during first year grad studies)
- 2 years experience as RN preferred
This program is designed for students who already have an MS degree. Depending on prior course work completed at the graduate level, students are required to enroll in 20-30 credits. There are 600 clinical hours required for this certificate.
600 clinical hours are required for this certificate
The University charges the students at a discounted rate for their credits.
This part time Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares NPs to be educated, licensed, and certified to practice as primary healthcare providers to young adults and all adults across the lifespan. Our students provide direct healthcare services in community settings such as primary care, urgent care, pre-surgical testing, palliative care, outpatient clinics, and long-term care.
Students develop competencies in health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of patients experiencing a variety of disorders such as pulmonary, cardiac, endocrine, musculoskeletal, and dermatologic. The curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge with diagnostic and treatment skills. Students are preceptors for 600 clinical hours by nurse practitioners and other health professionals in primary health care settings.