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

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program (AG PCNP) 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 AG PCNP 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.

Why Choose UTA Online:

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

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 may continue in their program without interruption.

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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. First-time certification pass rates for UTA nurse practitioner programs exceed 95%, among the highest in the U.S.

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 adults and families, and to coordinate the delivery of quality healthcare across the continuum of elder services with multidisciplinary teams
  • Includes instruction in the provision of healthcare to elder adults and their families that maximize quality of life and promote a peaceful death when appropriate

Graduates are prepared 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.

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Tuition

We understand that it can be difficult to manage work, classes, life and finances. That’s why UTA offers an affordable online education with pay-by-the course options.

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$26,814 Total Tuition
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$1,962 Per Course
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$654 Per Credit Hour

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Anticipated Course Materials**

Equipment Approximate Cost Course
Webcam 1080p Varies $20-$100 Required for all courses
Tripod Varies $5-$10 Required for all courses
Assessment Kit $49.95 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope Rental $155.00 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Suture Kit $112.50 N5313 – Clinical Skills

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Calendar

Our MSN - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program offers multiple start dates and is ideal for students who seek to balance a job, a family, an education, and a social life.

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Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
1/14/2019 12/14/2018 12/28/2018 1/9/2019 1/11/2019 Spring
2/25/2019 1/25/2019 2/8/2019 2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Spring
4/8/2019 3/8/2019 3/22/2019 4/3/2019 4/5/2019 Spring
5/20/2019 4/19/2019 5/3/2019 5/15/2019 5/17/2019 Summer
7/1/2019 5/31/2019 6/14/2019 6/26/2019 6/28/2019 Summer
8/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/26/2019 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 Fall
9/23/2019 8/23/2019 9/6/2019 9/18/2019 9/20/2019 Fall
11/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/18/2019 10/30/2019 11/1/2019 Fall

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Admissions

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

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MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Online Admission Requirements

  • An unencumbered RN license
  • Two years clinical RN experience within the area of concentration
  • Must be a Texas resident
  • GRE not required for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 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"
  • Probationary admission for students taking the GRE. GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • International students required to have two years clinical experience in a United States (or equivalent) healthcare system
  • 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

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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

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

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NURS 5315: Advanced Pathophysiology

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

NURS 5327: Exploration of Science and Theories for Nursing

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.

NURS 5366: Principles of Research in Nursing

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.

NURS 5334: Advanced Pharmacology

Duration: 11 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice.

NURS 5367: Evidence-Based Practice

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on preparation to implement evidence-based change in practice.

NURS 5220: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan.

NURS 5120: Adult-Gerontology Assessment Lab

Duration: 3 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1

Conduct comprehensive health assessment in the adult-gerontology population.

NURS 5350: Role of the Nurse in Advanced Practice

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the healthcare system.

NURS 5461: Adult Gerontology Management Across the Continuum

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.

NURS 5462: Adult Gerontology Primary Care

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.

NURS 5352: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Practice I

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.

NURS 5353: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Practice II

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.

NURS 5631: Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

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.

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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.

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

** Textbook costs not included. To view textbooks, please visit the UTA Bookstore.

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