Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

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Overview

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 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) concentration program is grounded in the academic-industry partnership between the University of Providence (UP) and Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH). The proposed program links to 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.

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: 53 program credits with 780 clinical practicum hours

The University of Providence and Providence St. Joseph Healthcare (PSJH) system are uniquely positioned to provide students with diverse clinical settings for practice hours as well as utilizing experienced preceptors through PSJH to supervise the in-person practicums.

  • Students will be required to attend in person intensive classes which will 
include clinical simulation and competency testing

How to Apply

  • Admission Application: Applicants must complete an online application.
  • 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.
  • Completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater for a BSN degree
    • A cumulative GPA is calculated by averaging all GPAs that lead to the completion of the bachelor degree.
    • Any applicant who does not meet the minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, or does not have a GPA on his or her transcript, must complete the GRE.
    • Acceptable GRE scores include (best 2 of 3 sections):
      • Verbal: 150
      • Quantitative: 149
      • Analytical Writing: 3.5
  • Official college transcripts verifying degree earned and date
  • Personal Essay: Applicants are required to upload a one-page essay: Discuss the University of Providence and Providence St. Joseph Healthcare missions and why this program is important and applicable to the applicant
  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé: Applicants are required to upload a current CV or résumé.
  • Interview may be required
  • Unencumbered active RN license in states of practice
  • Statistics (undergraduate) course within the last 5 years
  • Recommendations (online)
    • 1 from current or past supervisor
    • 2 professional and/or academic
  • Application Fee: Applicants must pay a $50 application fee.
  • All international transcripts must be submitted with an official transcript evaluation in English from an evaluation service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) such as ECE or WES.
  • International students will find additional application requirements here.
  • Applications for Spring 2020 are due Sept. 15, 2019

Contact:

Phone: 406-791-5258
Email: gradhealthprograms@uprovidence.edu