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Adult-Gerontology: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult-Gerontology: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner acquires advanced knowledge for the roles of both clinical nurse specialist and adult nurse practitioner. The NP is prepared to manage the entire continuum of care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings.

Adult-Gerontology: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Plan A) program has met ANCC’s certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete this program, in its entirety, have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.

The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum:

Adult-Gerontology: Primary Care NP Direct Care & Functional Area Core Curriculum Credits
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease 3
NU 630 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Making for Adult Advanced Practice Nurse II 3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making 3
NU 674 Management of Common Health Problems in Primary Care 3
NU 676 Management of the Adult and Older Adult in Ambulatory Care 3

Adult-Gerontology: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director:
Dr. Janice Miller, Janice.Miller@jefferson.edu