MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Major: Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 52.0
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code: 51.3822
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 29-1171
About the Program
One of the major healthcare challenges of the 21st century will include the delivery of quality, comprehensive, cost effective care for a rapidly increasing number of older adults. With the elderly population in the U.S. expected to double, if not triple, by 2030 it is imperative that there is an educated workforce of health professionals able to deliver high-quality and appropriate care to the adult and older-adult population. In response to this need, Drexel University has developed an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPC) program. The AGPC cares for individuals (aged 13 years and above) across the lifespan to promote maximal health, reduce risks and manage acute, chronic and complex health conditions. The AGPC is specifically trained to focus on health and wellness, disease prevention, and quality of life in the aging population. The purpose of our AGPC program is to educate and prepare competent and compassionate AGPC graduates to provide comprehensive, quality and cost effective care founded in evidence-based practice to adults across the lifespan on the continuum of health and illnesss. All graduates will be eligible to sit for the ANCC Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certification examination.
The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role. These mandatory on-campus visits occur during the following times:
- 2nd Year, Summer Term – students come to campus during the first clinical course for 2-3 days for the On-Campus Intensives (OCI).
- 3rd Year, Fall Term – students come to campus during the second clinical course for 2-3 days for the On-Campus Intensives (OCI).
- 3rd Year, Spring Term – students come to campus during the fourth clinical course for 2-3 days for the On-Campus Intensives (OCI).
For more information about this program, visit Drexel's MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs web page.
- A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a National League of Nursing–accredited program.
- A GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN is required.
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. You must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school you attended. If you do not list all post-secondary institutions on your application and these are listed on transcripts received from other institutions, processing your application will be delayed until you have submitted the remaining transcripts.
- A copy of your current, unrestricted United States RN license/s or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse. License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable.
- Resume or CV (Note: Resume/CV should be detailed regarding work experience, including specific job experiences, responsibilities, and departments).
- Two professional letters of recommendation.
- Personal statement (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
- Why you are choosing this particular program of study,
- Your plans upon completion of the graduate degree, and
- How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this MSN program.
- A personal interview by phone or in person may be required.
- International Students: View additional requirements for international students.
|NURS 500||Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments||3.0|
|NURS 502||Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care||3.0|
|NURS 544||Quality and Safety in Healthcare||3.0|
|RSCH 503||Research Methods and Biostatistics||3.0|
|RSCH 504||Evaluation and Translation of Health Research||3.0|
|NURS 548||Advanced Pathophysiology||3.0|
|NURS 549||Advanced Pharmacology||3.0|
|NURS 550||Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan||4.0|
|NURS 641||Advanced Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners||3.0|
|NURS 664||Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners||1.0|
|NURS 660||Adult-Gero Primary Care I: Introduction to Adult-Gero Primary Care and Care of the Young-Adult||5.0|
|NURS 661||Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Management and Care of Adult Patients in Primary Care||5.0|
|NURS 662||Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III: Management of the Older-Adult Patient in Primary Care||5.0|
|NURS 663||Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV: Gerontology Management and Care||5.0|