|Master of Science in Nursing: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care|
In addition to a completed application, the following are required:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by a national accreditation agency and approved by the Board of Nursing with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
- Official transcripts of past collegiate work including post-baccalaureate work.
- Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey.
- Two professional and/or academic references.
- A notarized copy of the photo page of a government-issued identification such as passport or driver’s license.
- Successful completion of undergraduate courses in:
- Nursing Research
- Health Assessment
- Personal statement
For International Students
- A minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL is required of graduates of non-English speaking countries.
- International academic credentials are reviewed by an international accrediting agency (World Education Services) on an individual basis.
View the graduate catalog for additional admissions criteria.
- Integrate nursing science, biophysical sciences and psychosocial sciences into the planning and delivery of patient-centered and population-focused care.
- Assume a leadership role in effectively initiating innovations in safety and quality improvement.
- Synthesize quality and safety evidence to promote an interprofessional culture of excellence.
- Critically evaluate evidence from the literature for translation into diverse practice settings.
- Integrate current and emerging technologies into quality improvement strategies to optimize health outcomes.
- Implement health policy initiatives which focus on clinical prevention and optimal health for vulnerable populations while advocating for social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care.
- Utilize collaborative strategies within the interprofessional healthcare team to improve patient and population health outcomes.
- Implement patient-centered and population-focused clinical prevention strategies to improve health outcomes.
- Apply advanced knowledge to the design, implementation, and evaluation of patient-centered and population-focused care.
- Act with ethical comportment in all aspects of advanced nursing practice
37 CREDITS/585 CLINICAL HOURS
- NURS 502: Policy, Advocacy and Ethical Legal Issues in Healthcare
- NURS 505: Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology
- NURS 510: Nursing Research: Application, Utilization and Evaluation
- NURS 530: Advanced Health Assessment (60 NRSC Hours)
- NURS 540: Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice
- NURS 600: Scientific Underpinnings of Practice
- NURS 605: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I
- NURS 615: Primary Care of Women
- NURS 625: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population II
- NURS 626: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I (195 HRS)
- NURS 627: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population II (195 HRS)
- NURS 628: Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population III (195 HRS)
- NURS 645: Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar
Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.