MSN in Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

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The Department of Nursing offers a post-master's certificate in adult gerontology. Students in the post-master's certificate program will complete the necessary theory and practicum course requirements in the track in order to be eligible to sit for the adult gerontology certification examination (American Association of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurses Credentialing Center). The master's degree program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

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Professor Cheryl Hollema
Program Director, Department of Nursing

Admission Requirements

• Online application/ application fee 

• A BSN transcript with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants with below a 3.0 GPA may contact the program director*

• Undergraduate prerequisite courses in statistics, health assessment, and nursing research**

• A current resume including two names of reference (former faculty and current manager/supervisor)

Currently employed as an RN

• Students enrolling in the WPU on campus program must have an active NJ RN license; students enrolling in the WPU online program must have a active RN license in the state they are practicing

*Students admitted based on program director review with a BSN GPA below 3.0 are required to take 2 graduate nursing courses and earn a B or better in order to continue in the program.

**Students with missing pre-requisite may be admitted with the condition that pre-requisite(s) must be completed within the first academic year before continuing in the MSN program.