College of Health and Human Services

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

UPDATE: The Adult Nurse Practitioner area of concentration recently changed to Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to reflect changes in certification and professional organization criteria. Graduates will be eligible for the redesigned certification examination.

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.

Student Learning Objectives for the Graduate Program:

  • Articulate a well-developed and differentiated client plan within the nursing domain and the  area of specialization.
  • Synthesize advanced practice nursing knowledge including, ethical, legal, economic, and cultural considerations within the area of specialization.
  • Employ knowledge of evidence-based practice using information, informatics, and cultural literacy.
  • Apply advanced leadership skills to advocate for vulnerable populations.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare members including client, family, and community to facilitate desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrate continued growth as a nursing professional through self-reflection.

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 and acute care settings. This program is designed to be completed in eight semesters or three calendar years.


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The IPFW Graduate Nursing Program is accredited by the
 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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