Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Advance your clinical assessment skills in a primary care setting

Gain advanced knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention, advanced physical assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic and episodic health problems in patients, ages 13 and up, in a primary care/clinic setting. Our expert and practicing instructors offer quality learning experiences and foster lasting connections in specialty areas. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP).   

Program highlights

  • Full and part-time plans to make study manageable for working students
  • Access to The Center for Clinical Simulation to develop skills in a role-playing setting
  • Consistently high pass rates for the Adult-Gerontology Certification examination (usually 100 percent) 

Which degree is right for me?

Post-Master's Certificate MSN Post-BSN DNP*

Credits: 12-30


MSN required


On-campus, Online and Hybrid Courses

Credits: 42


BSN required


On-campus, Online and Hybrid Courses

Credits: 69


BSN required


On-campus, Online and Hybrid Courses

*Post-MSN DNP tracks also offered. 

All programs have rolling admission.

2019-20 Tuition Cost Per Credit: $1,170.00


View the course work

These programs are generally completed on a part-time basis (3-6 credits per term) while students are working. Personalized plans of study are created collaboratively by each student and their adviser in order to create a manageable and flexible schedule. 

Post-Master's Certificate - 12-30 Credits

Post-Master's certificates may require 12-30 credits, depending on academic background. 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

Specialty Courses – 21 Credits

Management of Episodic Health Problems

Complex Health Problems

Concepts and Interventions for Health Problems Across the Lifespan

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 1 Clinical

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 2 Clinical

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 3 Clinical

MSN - 42 Credits

Core Courses – 12 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Organizational and Systems Leadership

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

Specialty Courses – 21 Credits

Management of Episodic Health Problems

Complex Health Problems

Concepts and Interventions for health Problems Across the Lifespan

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 1 Clinical

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 2 Clinical

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 3 Clinical

Graduate Bulletin

DNP - 69 Credits

Specialty Courses – 21 Credits

Management of Episodic Health Problems

Complex Health Problems

Concepts and Interventions for health Problems Across the Lifespan

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 1 Clinical

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 2 Clinical

Advanced Nursing of Adult-Gerontology 3 Clinical

 

Core Courses – 12 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Organizational and Systems Leadership

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

DNP Core Courses - 27 Credits

Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care

Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Translational Research

Epidemiology

Applied Statistics for Health Sciences

Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice

Residency for DNP with Acutely Ill Adults

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2

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(Graduates of Marquette's Direct Entry MSN apply here)

  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities.
  • Three completed recommendation letters prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing. (Post-master's certificate requires only one completed recommendation.)
  • A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • GRE scores (General Test only). Waived if undergraduate (or if applicant has already earned bachelor's or master's degree) GPA is 3.200 or above. Use DI Code 0093 for submitting GRE scores.
  • International applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • All applicants must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the certification program administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.

Madeline Schmidt, DNP, RN, ANP-BC (Option Coordinator)

Callie Schlicht, DNP, APN-BC

Christine Shaw, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC

Claire Dohmen, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Winsome Panton, DNP, ANP-BC, AAHIVS

Dawn Steinhoff, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Tiffany Anderson-Kather, MSN, FNP-BC

For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

 

Graduate Program Recruiter

Lizzie Kerrick

phone: (414) 288-4792

email: elizabeth.kerrick@marquette.edu 

 

 


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