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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing

Nurse practitioners provide primary care across the life span through direct nursing care, consultation, collaboration, coordination, and referral. These health care services are provided in a variety of settings including neighborhood centers, private practices, school-based clinics, and in the home.

Overview

This specialization has two tracks that prepare adult/older adult and family nurse practitioners to provide quality primary care.

In addition to the traditional Masters Primary Care Nursing program, we offer a Certified Nurse Practitioner’s Master’s Completion Program, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in both tracks.

Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.

Contact Info

Susan J. Roberts
211 Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.3130
s.roberts@neu.edu

Sample Curriculum

The graduate program at Northeastern University enables nurse practitioners to articulate a theoretical base for practice and recognize competencies necessary for the provision of health care to individuals, families, and communities. Graduate preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the nurse practitioner role to include participation and use of research development, implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation.

Professional Core Courses
NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice 3
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Application 2
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology and Population Health 3
NRSG 5118 Health Care System and Professional Development 3
Elective credit 2

Clinical Core Courses
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3
NRSG 6115 Health Assessment 3
NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology 2

Clinical Courses
NRSG 6249 Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult 3
NRSG 6449 Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult Practicum 1
NRSG 6253 Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Problems 4
NRSG 6254 Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Complex Patients 4
NRSG 6450 Adult/Older Adult Practicum I 4
NRSG 6451 Adult/Older Adult Practicum II 4
NRSG 6222 Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults 2
Total Credits Required 43

Curriculum Plan
The suggested curriculum plan for part-time study is:

Required Courses SH
NRSG 5118 Health Care Systems and Professional Role Development 3
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology and Population Health 3
NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice 3
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Application 2
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3
NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology 2
NRSG Synthesis Specialization Practicum 3
NRSGS 6222 Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults 2
Select one of the following NRSG 6222, 6232, 6242 or 6262
Course work 20
Transfer Credit 12
Advanced Standing 12

Total Semester Hours for MS Degree in Nursing 43

NRSG 6222 Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults 2
NRSG 6249 Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult 3
NRSG 6253 Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Problems 4
NRSG 6254 Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Complex Patients 4
NRSG 6449 Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult Practicum 1
NRSG 6450 Adult/Older Adult Practicum 1 4
NRSG 6451 Adult/Older Adult Practicum 2 4
Elective 2
Total Course Semester Hours 24

Pre-requisite Courses or Equivalent
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3
NRSG 6115 Health Assessment 3
NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology 2

Experiential Learning

You will apply your classroom learning in a wide array of health care settings such as major teaching hospitals in Boston and Southern N.E., rehabilitation hospitals, specialty clinics, school-based clinics, occupational health centers, and university health centers. Our placements include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Tufts-New England Medical Center and dozens more.

You will also learn how to provide care to people in their homes and communities through placements at the VNA Care Network, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and many others. Your clinical rotations in hospital and community settings will equip you to pursue employment in any specialization after graduation.

Apply to the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program.
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