Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (ANP-GNP)
An adult-gerontological nurse practitioner assumes an advanced practice role in the provision of primary healthcare to adults of all ages in settings such as public or private clinics, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care facilities, college health services, correctional facilities, occupational health clinics, clients’ homes and long-term care settings.
Health promotion, health education and the early detection of risk factors are important components of the ANP-GNP’s role. ANP-GNPs engage in independent decision making about healthcare needs, thus promoting the health or managing illness states of individuals and their families or significant others.
The ANP-GNP works in collaboration with other healthcare professionals and ensures continuity of services within the home and acute-care setting and also acts as an advocate for the client in the healthcare system.
The requirements of the adult-gerontological nurse practitioner specialty area are listed below.
Year 1 (29 credits)
- NURS 6100: Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts and Context I (2 credits)
- NURS 6160: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credits)
- NURS 6140: Advanced Health Assessment (2 credits)
- NURS 6130: Health Promotion I (2 credits)
- NURS 6260: Advanced Pharmacology I (2 credits)
- NURS 6330: Health Promotion II (2 credits)
- NURS 6200: Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts and Context II (3 credits)
- NURS 6360: Advanced Pharmacology II (1 credit)
- NURS 7430: Alterations in Health I (6 credits)
- NURS 7530: Alterations in Health II (6 credits)
Year 2 (10 credits)
- NURS 7100: Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts and Context III (4 credits)
- NURS 7630: Alterations in Health III: Chronic Illness & Specialty Care (6 credits)
Total credits for degree: 39
For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.