Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive health care to well, at risk, and chronically ill adult clients (aged 13 and up) who are cared for in ambulatory or extended care settings. As a nurse practitioner you are an advanced practice nurse using theory, research, and clinical expertise to improve the health of adults. Potential employment opportunities for graduates can be found in:
- Collaborative clinical practice
- Nurse-managed clinics
- Federally qualified health centers in both urban and rural settings
- Specialty practice
- Community clinic
- Group clinical practice/HMOs
- Occupational health
- Urgent/emergency room
Upon completion of your degree, you are eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, as an advanced practice nurse, you qualify to apply for prescriptive authority from the Indiana Licensure Board.
42 credit hours
525 clinical hours
MSN Core Courses (22 Credit Hours)
- N502 Nursing Theory I (3 cr)
- N504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr)
- R500 Nursing Research Methods I (3 cr)
- R505 Measurement & Data Analysis (3 cr)
- Y515 Advanced Pathophysiology Lifespan (3 cr)
- Y612 Advanced Pharmacology Lifespan (3 cr)
- Y625 Advanced Physical Assessment Lifespan (4 cr)
- Y512 Advanced Concepts in Gerontology (3 cr)
- Y600 Clinical Reasoning & Diagnostic Processes in Adv Practice Nsg (3 cr)
- Y552 Health Promotion in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (2 cr)
- Y560 Primary Care of Adolescents to Older Adults Practicum 1 (3 cr/225 clinical hrs)
- Y554 Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (2 cr)
- Y555 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum II (4 cr/300 clinical hrs)
- Elective (3 cr)
- Courses follow a traditional 16-week semester format; summer courses run across both summer sessions for 12 weeks.
- MSN Core Courses (22 credits) are primarily taught online, with the potential for some synchronous class sessions. Synchronous sessions are generally able to be attended either in-person or via videoconferencing technology. Y625 Advanced Physical Assessment includes five on-site lab days that must be attended in-person.
- AGPCNP Courses (20 credits) are hybrid courses that combine online coursework with in-person class sessions. The number of in-person class sessions varies across courses, with some meeting every other week while others meet only a few times per semester.
- Clinical hours may be completed in your home community within Indiana.
- Please see the AGPCNP Track Guide for more details on course formats and sample plans of study.
- Admission into the AGPCNP track is offered one time per year for the fall semester.
- Applications for Fall 2021 will open September 15, 2020.
- The application deadline for Fall 2021 admission is January 15th, 2021.
- Admissions notifications are sent out via email in mid-March.
- You can find detailed application instructions by clicking the Apply Now button at right.