Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner


Note: Applications for the Fall 2019 PNP cohort have closed. Applications for Fall 2020 will begin being accepted in September 2019.

The adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner provides comprehensive health care to well, at risk, and chronically ill adult clients 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.

As a graduate of this program, you are eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner upon completion of your degree. Additionally, as an advanced practice nurse, you qualify to apply for prescriptive authority from the Indiana Licensure Board.

Clinical coursework is on campus; however, your clinical hours may be completed in your local community.

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)

AGPCNP Track Courses (20 Credit Hours)

  • 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 (5 cr)
  • Y554 Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (2 cr)
  • Y555 Collaborative Adv Practice in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (4 cr)
  • Elective (3 cr)

Review the course descriptions.

Curriculum Delivery

  • Courses follow a traditional 15-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.
  • Please see the AGPCNP Track Guide for more details on course formats and sample plans of study.

Admission Timeline

  • Admission into the AGPCNP track is offered one time per year for the fall semester.
  • The priority application deadline for Fall 2020 admission is January 15th, 2020.
  • Applications will continue to be accepted after the priority application deadline if space remains in the track.
  • Admissions notifications are sent out via email in mid-March.
  • You can find detailed application instructions by clicking the Apply Now button at right.