Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (onground)

The program is available full-time and part-time

Because the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) program has such a specialized focus, courses in the specialty are offered only when there is need for such courses.   The GNP specialty will be offered when there are adequate numbers of admitted and enrolled students to support the specialty.  Contact an in the Office of Student Services for additional information. 

Full-time

Summer (Optional Semester)

Credit Hours/Clock Hours

* NRSE-5016 Pathophysiology for Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions (opt) 3
Fall - Semester I
** NRSE-5009 Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan 3
** NRSE-5010 Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan: Practicum 3/60
** NRSE-5000 Conceptual Systems for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
PUBH-5607 Gerontology and Health 3
* NRSE-5016 Pathophysiology for Nursing Diagnoses & Intervention OR 3
* NRSE-5018 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
14
Spring - Semester II
NRSE-5011 Lifespan Assessment and Clinical Management: Young & Middle Adults 2
NRSE-5021 Case Management 2
NRSE-5022 Case Management Practicum  3/90
NRSE-5001 Nursing Research and Design 3
NRSE-5038 Pharmacology & Therapeutics for Older Adults 1
* NRSE-5018 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
11-(14)
Summer - Semester III
NRSE-5013 Lifespan Assessment and Clinical Management: Older Adults 2
NRSE-5014 Lifespan Assessment and Clinical Management: Older Adults Practicum 3/90
NRSE-5402 Behavioral Health Concepts for Adults 3
8
Fall - Semester IV
NRSE-5031 Care of Older Adult in Structured Settings 2
NRSE-5032 Practicum in the Care of the Older Adult in Structured Settings 3/90
NRSE-5004 Seminar in Professional Roles 1
NRSE-5950 Internship in Advanced Nursing Practice 4/180
10
Total Credit Hours in Curriculum 46
Total Clock Hours in Practica 510


Part-time

Fall - Semester I

Credit Hours/Clock Hours

* NRSE-5016 Pathophysiology for Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions 3
PUBH-5607 Gerontology and Health 3
6
Spring - Semester II
NRSE-5001 Nursing Research and Design 3
* NRSE-5018 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 3
NRSE-5038 Pharmacology & Therapeutics for Older Adults 1
7
Summer - Semester III
NRSE-5402 Behavioral Health Concepts for Adults 3
Fall - Semester IV
** NRSE-5009/5010 Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan - Theory & Practicum 6/60
** NRSE-5000 Conceptual Systems for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
8
Spring - Semester V
NRSE-5011 Lifespan Assessment and Clinical Management: Young & Middle Adults 2
NRSE-5021 Case Management 2
NRSE-5022 Case Management Practicum 3/90
7
Summer - Semester VI
NRSE-5013/14 Lifespan Assessment and Clinical Management: Older Adults - Theory & Practicum 5/90
Fall- Semester VII
NRSE-5031 Care of the Older Adult in Structured Settings 2
NRSE-5032 Practicum in the Care of the Older Adult in Structured Settings 3/90
NRSE-5004 Seminar in Professional Roles 1
NRSE-5950 Internship in Advanced Nursing Practice 4/ 180
10

Total Credit Hours in Curriculum

46

Total Clock Hours in Practica

510
*NRSE-5016 and NRSE-5018 are pre- or corequisite to all clinical practica except Health Assessment.
**Pre-Requisite to clinical courses
Note: The ratio of credit hours to clock hours per week is 1:1 for didactic courses; 1:2 for all practica, and 1:3 for the Internship course.


Questions?  Contact an in the Office of Student Services.