University of Missouri-Kansas City

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Quick Facts

Degree

Doctor of nursing practice

Delivery Mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Standard credit hours

74

Standard estimated cost

$65,168.10

TYPICAL COURSE LOAD

1-2 courses per semester

TYPICAL PROGRAM LENGTH

2-3 years

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Overview

The adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGNP) track prepares students for advanced practice nursing in the primary health care of adults. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) provide high-quality health care services for a wide range of problems from acute, chronic and wellness care to health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. The core courses provide a solid foundation in the use of evidence-based practice guidelines and theory as a basis for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness. Clinical experiences are precepted in community or outpatient-based settings.
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Career Prospects

Graduates take the national certification exam for their specialty and practice as a nurse practitioner in any area of the United States.

13.23%

Employment growth

$100,000

Median salary

Program Structure

Delivery of this program is blended. You will complete most course work online, but on-campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Full-time students may take three courses per semester and finish in two years. Part-time students may take one or two courses per semester and finish in three years.

Course work includes:

  • Health promotion, across the lifespan
  • Health care outcomes and epidemiology
  • Cultural diversity and values
  • Ethics in practice and research
  • Advanced pathophysiology across the lifespan

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The DNP at the School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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