Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP

Overview

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner AG-PCNP focuses on the diagnostic reasoning, assessment, and management of the primary health care of adolescents through the elderly. The AG-PCNP is prepared to provide preventive, chronic, and acute care. The main emphasis of the AG-PCNP role is on comprehensive and continuous care characterized by a long-term relationship with the patient. The role encompasses complex medical management, vulnerable population advocacy, and interprofessional team leadership to promote safe transitional care in and across settings.

Career opportunities includes college-based health clinics, comprehensive geriatric assessment centers, community-based care centers, palliative and hospice care, long-term care, and practice in specialty clinics.

Sample 3-Year Plan of Study

Fall Year 1 Graduate Statistics 3
  NRSG 602 Nursing Scholarship 4
  NRSG 605 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
    11 credits
     
Spring Year 1 NRSG 604 Health Systems Innovation & Improvement 3
  NRSG 606 Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3
  NRSG 609 Health Promotion for Population 3
    9 credits
     
Summer Year 1 NRSG 607 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Across the Lifespan 3
    3 credits
     
Fall Year 2 NRSG 621 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care I 3
  NRSG 610 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum I
    5credits
     
Spring Year 2 NRSG 625 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II 3
  NRSG 619 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum II 3
  NRSG 603 Leadership in Nursing 3
    9 credits
     
Fall Year 3 NRSG 629 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III 3
  NRSG 623 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum III 3
    6 credits
     
Spring Year 3 NRSG 632 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV 1
  NRSG 627 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum IV
   NRSG 608 Transition to Nurse Practitioner Practice
    6 credits 
     
  TOTAL   49 credits

Core Courses
These courses are generally required for most specialty programs, but review the specialty plans of study for confirmation.

  Credits
Various Graduate Statistics * 3
NRSG 602 Nursing Scholarship 4
NRSG 603 Leadership in Nursing 3
NRSG 604 Health Systems Innovation and Improvement 3
NRSG 607 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Across the Lifespan 3
NRSG 608 Transition to Nurse Practitioner Practice 1
NRSG 609 Health Promotion for Population 3

* Not offered by College of Nursing but available through University of Nebraska system, including UNMC (BIOS 806 - Biostatistics I), or at/through any accredited college/university.

Available in Summer Terms
These core courses are available to be taken in the summer if desired.

Summer - Odd Years Credits
NRSG 604 Health Systems Innovation and Improvement 3
   
Summer - Even Years  
NRSG 602 Nursing Scholarship 4
NRSG 603 Leadership in Nursing 3
   
Summer - Every Year  
NRSG 607 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Across the Lifespan 3
NRSG 609 Health Promotion for Populations 3