Department of Nursing

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Our graduate program offers a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing with an Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration. The program is designed to expand the knowledge base of registered professional nurses to an advanced practice level. The program will provide theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of evidence-based practice, pharmacology, pathophysiology, assessment, and the care of the adult patient in a variety of settings.

The curriculum evolves from the aspects of the role of the nurse practitioner as identified by National League for Nursing (NLN), The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF). At the completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for certification and licensure/prescriptive authority as an advanced practice provider. This 46 credit hour program includes 600+ hours in supervised clinical practice in primary care settings. This program is designed to be completed in eight semesters or three calendar years.


Nursing GraduateI started my nursing career at IPFW and completed my baccalaureate and master’s degree with a major in nursing. The online classes made it possible to learn at a pace and structure that fit my life. The education I received from IPFW prepared me to step from the role of registered nurse to nurse practitioner with ease, and the knowledge gained has allowed me to better serve the health needs of my community.

Meghan Cook
IPFW Nursing Graduate



The Baccalaureate and Master of Science with a major in Nursing programs
at IPFW are accredited by the Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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