Oct 06, 2022  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Track I: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care, M.S.

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Track I: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (43 credits)

The Master of Science Degree in Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care Track (AGNP) prepares graduates to provide holistic, patient-centered primary care to individuals across the adult age spectrum from adolescence to older adults. Graduates are prepared to use evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection treatment strategies to diagnose and manage adolescent, adult, older adult, and vulnerable adult populations at all levels of health and illness including end-of-life care.  Clinical experiences take place in a variety of settings across the continuum of care with expert clinicians serving as preceptors. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner national certification examination and for state certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner.

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Program, the graduate will have the ability to:

  •  Synthesize and apply advanced knowledge derived from physiological, developmental, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual variables.
  •  Demonstrate critical thinking and clinical decision-making, utilizing evidence-based findings to effect change within the health care system.
  •  Collaborate effectively with clients, family, and other health care providers in the coordination of comprehensive, holistic care.
  •  Evaluate the quality and cost effectiveness of care in analysis of nursing practice outcomes.
  •  Formulate and integrate a humanistic, culturally competent, and ethical code of conduct into professional practice.
  •  Promote personal and professional growth by continued acquisition of advanced knowledge, expert practice, and community involvement.
  •  Integrate the skills of health promotion, advanced physical assessment, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness into the advanced practice primary care role in the care of adults across the lifespan.

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