Admission Requirements, Program Outcomes, & Required Courses-MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

Admission Requirements

In addition to a completed application, the following are required:

  1. 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.
  2. Official transcripts of past collegiate work including post-baccalaureate work.
  3. Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey.
  4. Two professional and/or academic references.
  5. A notarized copy of the photo page of a government-issued identification such as passport or driver’s license.
  6. Successful completion of undergraduate courses in:
    • Nursing Research
    • Statistics
    • Health Assessment
  7. Personal statement
For International Students
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program, graduates will:
  • 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
Required Courses


  • 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.