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Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
An Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is prepared as an advanced practice nurse. With a Master of Science in Nursing, the graduate will have the practice skills necessary to provide primary care to diverse populations of adults in a variety of health care settings.
The graduate student has learning experiences in clinical practice settings that facilitate integration and synthesis of theory about health and disease, clinical research, knowledge of advanced pharmacotherapeutics, and disease management in order to meet health care needs of patients and their families. Students have opportunities to be precepted with physicians and experienced Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioners in a variety of primary health care settings in the Savannah and Coastal Atlantic regions.
A total of 45 semester credit hours is required for completion of the Master of Science Degree in Nursing with an Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner major. The major courses prepare students in health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision making, and advanced therapeutics. Graduates of this track are eligible to take the ANCC Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.
Program of Study
For more information, please contact the Nursing Department at 912.344.2553