MSN to DNP: Adult Nurse Practitioner

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If you are a nurse who wants to pursue career advancement opportunities, you could seek additional education. At Kaplan University, you might study for the Master of Science in Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Path with a specialization in adult nurse practitioner. Read on for program details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing-DNP Path with a specialization in adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program is designed to prepare nurses to seek expanded responsibilities in primary health care environments. The curriculum is designed to focus on the theories and concepts of advanced practice health care as well as nursing administration. Through this educational program, you could be able to gain the skills required to deliver a high level of health care while helping to prevent illness and manage adult patients' chronic medical conditions. Nurses who successfully complete this online program could explore opportunities within private practices, outpatient facilities, or public clinics in either urban or rural settings.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must have a bachelor's degree and measurable nursing experience to become a participant of this program. Nurturing qualities and the ability to lead others are key assets. To apply to Kaplan University's programs, you should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, you should have access to a computer. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Nursing-DNP Path with a specialization in adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program is made up of core and specialization courses. You must earn 90 credits in order to graduate; this total includes 35 core credits and 55 credits in specialization courses.

Master of Science in Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice Path with an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Specialization Requirements

  • Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
  • Advanced Statistics for the Health Sciences
  • Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community
  • Ethical and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System
  • Health Policy, Financing, and Organization of Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care
  • Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology Across the Life Span
  • Primary Care Across the Adult Age Continuum I
  • Primary Care Across the Adult Age Continuum II
  • Primary Care Across the Adult Age Continuum III
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical I
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical II
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical III
  • Evidence-Based Practice Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you could become a candidate for specialty nurse positions in settings such as ambulatory care clinics, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities. You could seek opportunities in:

  • Primary care
  • Diabetes care
  • Oncology
  • Acute care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Family counseling
  • Occupational health
  • Geriatric care