DNP - Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP Program prepares nurses to assume the role of primary care provider capable of caring for the entire adult-older adult age spectrum, including adolescents. Graduates will be eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Association or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner as a Family Nurse Practitioner as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in the state of NJ. The program is designed for either part-time or full-time study.
Rutgers School of Nursing prepares adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP)to provide a holistic approach to patient care, emphasizing health promotion and preventive care, evidence-base practice, inter-professional collaborative care, advocacy for vulnerable and high risk adult populations, as well as a focus on quality improvement methods to improve patient care.
AGPCNPs will be able to practice in a variety of primary care settings, including but not limited to community or hospital-based primary care clinics, home care, urgent care centers, correctional facilities, private practices, long-term care facilities, and other ambulatory care facilities.
All of the in-person classes are held at the Newark campus only.
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Credits to Completion
The Post-Bacc DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program is 68 credits with 540 clinical hours devoted to precepted NP practice and 500 mentored hours in which the student develops, implements, evaluates, and disseminates their project.
Plans of Study
Deadline to Apply
- Apply by April 15 for Fall Term