Academics & Admissions

​The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP program prepares you to provide primary care to adolescents, adults, and older adults using a holistic approach.

Program Overview

Spring deadline

Apply for Spring 2021 admission from July 1st – Oct. 15th

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline for Fall 2021 admission

Credits and hours

68 credits + 540 clinical hours + 500 mentored hours

Curriculum

3-year and
4-year study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners to evaluate and manage changing health needs for adolescent, adult, and older adult patients in diverse settings: community or hospital-based primary care clinics, home care, private practices, and long-term care facilities, to name a few.

With an emphasis on health promotion and preventive care, our program will equip you to provide primary care through evidenced-based practice and interprofessional collaboration with attention to vulnerable populations.

Student testimonial

My learning has been a positive and inspiring experience, and I have acquired the knowledge to promote health and manage acute and chronic illness in older adults. I have enjoyed being part of a supportive yet rigorous academic environment at Rutgers School of Nursing.

Vanessa Martins, ’19

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Association or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner in the state of NJ.