Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNR)
The adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner acquires a broad base of knowledge and experience to provide direct healthcare services to those age 13 through the oldest old. The degree focuses on health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses for these age groups. To meet the needs of an aging population, the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner functions primarily in ambulatory care, including clinics, veteran services, home care and other primary care settings. There are a total of 42 credit hours in the specialty with 665 clinical hours. Following program completion, graduates will be eligible to sit for national certification.
The adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner graduate is prepared to:
|Curriculum Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner|
|NURS 601 Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice||1 credit hours|
|NURS 602 Evidenced Based Practice for Advanced Nursing||4 credit hours|
|NURS 603 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|NURS 604 Population Based Care and Health Policy||3 credit hours|
|NURS 605 Healthcare Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|NURS 606 Nursing Leadership in Health Systems||4 credit hours|
|Total Core Hours||18 credit hours|
|Clinical Core Courses|
|NURS 617 Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology||3 credit hours|
|NURS 618 Advanced Health Assessment||3 credit hours|
|NURS 622 Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|Total Clinical Hours||9 credit hours|
|Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner|
|NURS 684 Primary Care of Adults and Elders I||5 credit hours|
|NURS 685 Primary Care of Adults and Elders II||5 credit hours|
|NURS 686 Primary Care of Adults and Elders III||5 credit hours|
|Total Specialty Hours||15 credit hours|
|Total Program Hours||42 credit hours|
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791 (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The Graduate Nursing program is offered online. NEW 2018 - Campus Visits Required.
We offer admission into the program once a year and work with our students to provide a Plan of Study that allows for timely graduation and achievement of their goals.
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The MSN and Post MSN online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in MSN coursework. The exception to this is active military status.