Admission Requirements and Courses – Post Masters Certificate: Adult-Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

  1. Completed admissions application
  2. Master of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by a national accreditation agency with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  3. All official academic transcripts
  4. Registered professional nurse license in New Jersey
  5. Two professional and/or academic references
  6. Successful completion of graduate or undergraduate courses in:
    • Statistics
    • Health Assessment
  7. Completion of graduate course in Nursing Research
  8. A notarized copy of the photo page of a government-issued identification such as passport or driver’s license
  9. 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.

Visit the graduate catalog for additional admissions criteria.

Required Courses

Post Masters Certificate: Adult-Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care Core Curriculum
NURS 505 Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology 3 credits
NURS 530 Advanced Health Assessment (60 NRSC hours) 3 credits
NURS 540 Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice 3 credits
NURS 605 Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population 2 credits
NURS 615 Primary Care of Women 3 credits
NURS 625 Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population II 3 credits
NURS 626 Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population I (195 HRS) 2 credits
NURS 645 Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar 3 credits
Family Nurse Practitioner Track
NURS 635 Primary Care of the Pediatric Population 2 credits
NURS 636 Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Pediatric Population (65 HRS) 1 credit
NURS 637 Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Across the Lifespan I (195 hours) 3 credits
NURS 638 Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Across the Lifespan II (195 hours) 3 credits
Adult Gerontology Practitioner Track
NURS 627 Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population II (195 HRS) 3 credits
NURS 628 Clinical Practicum: Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population III (195 HRS) 3 credits

Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.