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Master of Science - Adult-Gerontology Nursing Track (CNS or NP)
Begins every Fall (August)
- 52-54 Credits
- 2+ Years to Complete
- 2 On-Campus 1-Week Visits
- Full- or Part-Time Options
- In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency
The UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines' Master of Science (MS) - Adult-Gerontology Nursing Track prepares you to be an advanced practice nurse who cares for adults throughout their lifespans.
Through online courses and clinical practicums, you will learn how to:
- effectively provide care and services for adults as their needs change throughout their lifetimes.
- provide interventions necessary for health promotion.
- address and manage complex health conditions.
- work effectively within interdisciplinary teams.
You also will gain extensive knowledge in theories of aging and gerontological nursing.
As a graduate of the distance master's degree program, you will be able to:
- integrate theories, research, and experiential knowledge into advanced adult-gerontology nursing practice.
- demonstrate advanced practice skills in the provision of healthcare for high priority adults throughout their lifespans, which are consistent with the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice for advanced practice nurses.
- manage the adult-gerontology population within a complex healthcare delivery system.
- contribute to the development of adult-gerontology advanced practice nursing through evidence-based practice, leadership, policy, and education.
- integrate relationships between social, cultural, political and economic issues and healthcare delivery for adults throughout their lifespans and their families.
- collaborate with interdisciplinary team members in order to provide high quality healthcare to the adult-gerontology population.
To learn more, watch a short online video about the Adult-Gerontology Nursing Track.
After successful completion of your master's degree, you will be eligible to complete the national American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exam for certification as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) or an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS).
You also will be eligible to complete the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) exam for certification as an AGNP.