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

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline extended to July 15th for Fall 2021 admission

Credits and hours

69 credits


4-year or 5-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.

Mary DiGiulio

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Mary DiGiulio is an Assistant Professor and the Specialty Director of Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Program. She is an active member of professional organizations and has presented on clinical and practice management topics at the local and national levels.