The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration offers a Master of Science for BSN-prepared registered nurses interested in specializing in primary care management for adolescents to adult patients. Graduates of this program practice adult primary health care as well as prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. Applicants must have one year of full-time experience in a hospital, out-patient clinic or other approved setting. A post-master’s certificate is available for those with a master’s degree looking for certification in this particular field.
• Program length: Post-BSN: 27 months; Post-MSN: Curriculum plan based on applicant’s prior course work
• Admissions deadline: Rolling
• Term start: Summer
What Makes Us Different
Our Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration program has many benefits to students, but here are a few of them:
Top Faculty and Robust Curriculum
Our faculty of practicing nurse practitioners bring real-world relevance and depth to the learning experience. You’ll benefit from a curriculum of wide-ranging courses taught by dedicated faculty who are invested in your training to become an advanced practice nurse.
Pre-Arranged Clinical Time
A significant portion of precepted clinical time is conveniently arranged by faculty to reduce the time and effort of finding a preceptor.
World-Class Clinical Simulation Institute
Our Clinical Simulation Institute offers the ideal training ground to practice skills and scenarios in a realistic setting. High-tech equipment and cutting-edge simulators will give you an opportunity to practice your knowledge and clinical judgment in a supportive learning environment.
Affiliations with Top Institutions
We’re proud to be associated with the area’s top medical institutions. Our close relationship with Washington University School of Medicine gives our students access to their clinics as well as valuable clinical experience with the medical staff. As a student, you’ll also have an opportunity to engage with Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis College of Pharmacy for interprofessional development.
Graduates of the accredited 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. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be prepared for a profession that’s nationally rated in desirability, offers a wide open job market and quick job placement. As an advanced practice nurse, you will have an opportunity to deliver patient care in a variety of settings such as family practice offices, internal medicine offices, some hospital settings, urgent care, community clinics, assisted living and long-term facilities, and home health settings.
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