Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

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The University of Providence Master of Science Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) program prepares advanced practice registered nurses who demonstrate compassion, commitment and excellence to primary care for adult patients (adolescents through older adults), especially the poor and vulnerable. Upon completion of this degree, the graduate is eligible for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification and state licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN.)

Program Information

The University of Providence is working to create a unique and exceptional Masters of Science in Nursing- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program (MSN-AGNP). The MSN-AGNP program is grounded in the academic-industry partnership between the University of Providence (UP) and Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH). The program links the mission, vision, and values through the institutional Core Themes and Strategic plan of the University and PSJH. The Division of Nursing, School of Health Professions, will administer the graduate program.

This program will offer a convenient and flexible schedule with on-line classes and 5 in-person intensives. The University is working with multiple state boards of nursing and the PSJH system to develop outstanding clinical placements within PSJH.  Clinical placement opportunities are being being explored in the PSJH system located in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Texas and Washington.  These clinical experiences will support development as an advanced nurse practitioner and future career opportunities.  The program will launch in Spring 2021.  Please contact the School of Health Professions for further information or by phone 406-791-5258.

MSN Program Themes

  • Advocacy for social justice and human dignity
  • Inquiry and scholarship
  • Optimization of safety, quality, and outcomes
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

MSN Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrates findings from the sciences and humanities for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  2. Applies knowledge of organizational and system leadership practices.
  3. Selects and applies quality improvement strategies to optimize safety and outcomes.
  4. Utilizes clinical scholarship as a foundation for practice.
  5. Applies technology to enhance care, promote lifelong learning, and facilitate data generation and use.
  6. Promotes social justice and human dignity through policy and advocacy.
  7. Leads and collaborates in interprofessional teams to improve individual and population health outcomes.

Program Format

  • Courses will be delivered in 8-week and 16-week durations in sequential order with no electives.
  • Course delivery will be hybrid structure with online and in-person clinical courses
  • Curriculum: 48 program credits with 545 clinical practicum hours
  • Students will be required to attend in person intensive classes which will include clinical simulation and competency testing

 How to Apply

  • Program Application: Applicants must complete an online application through 
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit an official transcript that shows completion of a baccalaureate degree. Additional transcripts from other undergraduate coursework completed may be requested for admission review if a minimum 3.00 GPA was not achieved from the degree granting university.
  • Personal Essay: Applicants are required to upload a one-page essay. An interview may be requested.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé: Applicants are required to upload a current curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.
  • Application Fee: Applicants must pay a $50 application fee.
  • Application Deadline: For January 2021 deadline is October 20th, Registration Deadline November 30th.
  • Virtual Orientation: January 2, 2021
  • Program Start Date: January 10, 2021


The MSN Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Comments can be directed to the CCNE staff at the following address:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001  (202) 887-6791


Phone: 406-791-5258