MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Overview The aging population is expected to double over the next 20 years. Therefore, the need for Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners will also expand to handle health promotion and the disease management needs of this geriatric population.Drexel's accredited online MSN in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner prepares you to perform medical diagnosis and treatment through didactic lectures, problem-based learning, clinical practice hours, standardized patient experiences and high-fidelity simulation. This program coincides with the new models of health care delivery and the increasing demand for adult geriatric nurse practitioners to provide care for the aging and the elderly as well as their families across the entire continuum of health and illness, including acute critical conditions.Program FeaturesThe master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationCollaboration with health care providers that focus on patients at various stages of the aging processAn experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health ProfessionsProfessors use various forms of technology, including high-fidelity simulation to create adult-centered learning environmentsGraduates of this program are eligible for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification through ANCC or AACNClinical PracticeThe clinical practice settings, which include primary care and assisted living, provide a mixed outpatient experience ranging from specialty clinical and primary care settings. Supervised clinical hours allow you to perform advanced physical assessment, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning and management of care in collaboration with licensed physicians and APNs in accredited institutions.On-Campus RequirementsThis high-quality program demands a major commitment of time, including multiple on-campus visits that are essential for transition into the NP role. You’ll participate in two on-campus clinical orientations to prepare for clinical practice rotation, as well as the following mandatory On-Campus Intensives:2nd Year, Summer Term – First clinical course (2-3 days)3rd Year, Fall Term – Second clinical course (2-3 days)3rd Year, Spring Term – Fourth clinical course (2-3 days)During the On-Campus Intensives, you'll engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.Pennsylvania RN licensure is required prior to the start of your clinical components. While this is not a requirement for admission, we recommend starting the process immediately after admission.For questions, please contact:Brian Anderson Academic Advisor 267.359.5657 firstname.lastname@example.orgOnline Nurse Practitioner programs are offered only on a part-time basis.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Core Courses NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0 Elective3.0Support Courses NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0NURS 641Advanced Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners3.0NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0Clinical Courses NURS 660Adult-Gero Primary Care I: Introduction to Adult-Gero Primary Care and Care of the Young-Adult5.0NURS 661Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Management and Care of Adult Patients in Primary Care5.0NURS 662Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III: Management of the Older-Adult Patient in Primary Care5.0NURS 663Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV: Gerontology Management and Care5.0Total Credits52.0View a Sample Plan of Study [PDF]View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from your BSNOne year of adult nursing experience is preferred, but not required.A current, unrestricted United States RN licenseRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study References will not be accepted from colleagues or family membersPersonal statement (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular program of study, Your plans upon completion of the graduate degree, and How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this MSN program Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $913 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1014 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MSN in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.