Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Online

In this program, practitioner emphasis is on health promotion, illness prevention, the management of minor acute illnesses, and chronic complex health management needs of older adults to maximize their health, functional status and independence.

Apply by: 7/19/24
Start class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Examine the online MSN AGPCNP program

The UTA Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program (AGPCNP) prepares advanced practice nurses as primary care providers to manage the health of individuals from adolescence through adulthood and the end of life. Practitioner emphasis is on health promotion, illness prevention, the management of minor acute illnesses and chronic complex health management needs of older adults to maximize their health, functional status and independence. The AGPCNP program is designed to provide students with leadership skills and the ability to synthesize and apply research to maximize healthcare delivery services for adults, older adults and their families.

Coursework includes advanced health assessment, the role of the nurse in advanced practice, adult gerontology management across the continuum, primary care clinical practice and an advanced clinical nursing practicum.

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in gerontology and adult care and are highly employable.

UTA's fully online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program includes these key elements:

  • Advancement of skills required in assessment, diagnosis and management of the health needs of adults and their families
  • Practice in the use of research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of healthcare delivery
  • Preparation to collaborate with health professionals and use essential resources to implement quality, continuous care to adolescents, adults and their families, and to coordinate the delivery of quality healthcare across the continuum of older adult services with multidisciplinary teams
  • Includes instruction in the provision of healthcare to older adults and their families that maximizes quality of life and promotes a peaceful death when appropriate

Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Exam as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are then eligible to be recognized and licensed as advanced practice nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing.

The CCNE-accredited MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program can lead to expanded roles in clinical settings such as:

  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Clinical Requirements

The clinical requirements included in the MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, InPlace, and are available to all students upon admission.

The clinical requirements included in the MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, InPlace, and are available to all students upon admission.

State Authorization

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

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Total Tuition $26,814
Duration As few as 29-33 months
Credit Hours 41

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the post-graduate APRN certificate program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Tuition

Our budget-friendly tuition can be paid by the course

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.

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Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $26,814
Per Credit Hour $654

Calendar

Upcoming dates and deadlines for our online program

The MSN - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.

8-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment Due
Summer I5/20/244/26/245/10/245/17/24
Summer II7/1/245/31/246/14/246/28/24
Fall I8/19/247/19/248/2/248/16/24
Fall II9/30/248/30/249/13/249/27/24
Fall III11/4/2410/4/2410/18/2411/1/24

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Apply Date 7/19/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Admissions

Preview the admission requirements for our online MSN AGPCNP program

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license

Online Admission Requirements

  • Unconditional admission for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Probationary admission for applicants with 2.8-2.99 GPA
  • An unencumbered RN license
  • Completion of all prerequisites, including: Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program.
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • International students are required to have a TSE score of 40 or higher. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement includes minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0

Visit Graduate Nursing Advising for a list of AO Graduate advisors.

Transfer Credits

The maximum amount of credit that may transfer from another university is 10 semester hours. The syllabus for the course(s) you wish to transfer will need to be reviewed. You must apply before we can review your syllabus.

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Courses

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To complete the MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program, students must complete the following courses.

Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition are applied to disease processes. Clinical Hours: 0 hours
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on preparation to implement evidence-based change in practice.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan.
Duration: 3 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Conduct comprehensive health assessment in the adult-gerontology population.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the healthcare system.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Foundations of advanced knowledge of common acute and chronic health problems in adolescents, adults, and elders across healthcare settings.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focus on interdisciplinary approach and advanced knowledge in the management of adults from adolescence through old age, their families, and communities in a variety of healthcare settings.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Clinical experience in primary and long term healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults, and elders with common episodic acute and chronic healthcare needs.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continued clinical experience in primary and long term healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults and elders with common episodic acute and chronic healthcare needs.
Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

Additional Information

Due to the rigorous nature of the graduate nursing program and the time commitment of the coursework and clinical, students can expect to spend a significant amount of time studying and preparing required assignments. Generally, a student will be expected to spend 5 hours per week outside the class room for every 1 credit hour of the course. This means a 3 credit-hour class would require approximately 15 hours per week of student study time. Given this, it is strongly recommended that accepted applicants limit work schedules to keep up with the academic rigor of the program.

To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.

* Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses.

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