Master of Science in Nursing in the Field of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The master of science in nursing in the field of adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program prepares registered nurses to be advanced practice leaders and inter-professional team members providing care for acute and critically ill patients and their families. Acute care nurse practitioners attend to adolescents and adults across the continuum of care, including in urgent care centers, critical care units, and inpatient medical-surgical or specialty units. Acute care offers a high-intensity environment that requires the fast-paced critical thinking skills developed in this program.

Clinical placements are arranged by the program director and take place in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC. At this time, this program is available only to applicants who are able to carry out their clinical rotations in those areas.

Students may choose to enroll in the program on a full- or part-time basis.

Visit the GW Nursing website for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits, including 9 credits in professional core courses, 6 credits in research courses, 30 credits in field-specific courses, a 3-credit elective course, and completion of 625 clinical hours.

Students will complete 625 Clinical hours.

Program Requirements

Professional core
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
NURS 6208Biostatistics for Health Care Research
NURS 6220Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS 6222Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
NURS 6224Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner I: Practice Introduction
NURS 6225Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner II: Adolescent and Adult
NURS 6229Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner III: Adult, Older/Frail
NURS 6233Genetics for Health Care Providers
NURS 6234Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing
A 3-credit elective course.