The Master of Science in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration for BSN-prepared registered nurses interested in becoming an advanced practice nurse focusing on caring for adult patients.
The program builds upon a foundation in theory, research, ethics and health policy to advance students’ understanding of clinical decision-making needed in advanced practice roles. Clinical experiences are conducted in clinics, physicians’ offices and other primary care settings in the St. Louis area.
Through the program, students will be educationally and clinically prepared to provide care for well adults, as well as diagnose, treat and manage adults with acute and chronic conditions.
A post-master’s certificate is available. An individualized curriculum plan will be developed based on a gap analysis of the applicant’s prior course work.
Graduates of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration will be prepared to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exams to become certified in the field.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
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