Deb Poling, Ph.D.,RN, FNP-BC,CNE
Director, Graduate Nursing Programs
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:
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.
The IPFW Graduate Nursing Program is accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326