MSN
The NDMU Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses to manage care for adolescents through older adults in primary care settings. With caring at the center of nursing practice, you will learn to promote health, prevent illness, and manage acute and chronic conditions with consideration for the whole person. Beyond managing disease, our program emphasizes wellness coaching to reduce the risk for chronic diseases linked to lifestyle choices.
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MSN Programs at NDMU

NDMU healthcare programs share a common focus on compassionate care with consideration for the whole person. Our MSN programs develop nurses and leaders committed to promoting health in their communities.

Support

When you enroll in the A-GNP program at NDMU, you will progress through the program in a cohort, a group that supports one another along the way.

Part-Time Format

Our part-time format is designed for nurses in practice to complete the program within 27 months.

Courses

The NDMU A-GNP program offers a dynamic blend of in-person and online classes, interactive coursework, simulations, and extensive clinical practice experiences. Approximately 50% of class time will be on campus, while the other half will be online with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous formats.

Class Schedules

Each semester, you will take 2 or 3 courses (5-8 credits), which generally meet once a week.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes are lived by graduates as:

Presence

Create a space for leaders in advanced roles for ‘being-with’ students, staff, and other health care colleagues that reveals authentic nursing presence.

Praxis

Demonstrate and cultivate excellence in leadership praxis through the synthesis of research, theory, and reflective practice.

Advocacy

Lead change by serving as an active voice for nurses and nursing with patients, families, communities, and organizations regarding health policy and social justice within an ethical framework.

Scholarship

Create an environment that promotes critical inquiry through multiple ways of knowing.

Self-Care

Nurture a place for healing, personal and professional growth, and a culture of caring for self and others.

Leadership

Foster an environment of excellence and courage for staff and student colleagues to interpret the evidence through the lens of multiple ways of knowing.

Curriculum

MSN Core Courses

Introduction to Scholarly Caring Inquiry (3)
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
Advancing Caring Science through Scholarly Inquiry (3)
Caring Nursing Leadership (2)

Core Advanced Practice Courses

Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3)
Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning (3)
Population Health for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Family Theory & Dynamics (2)

A-GNP Track Specialty Courses

Seminar: Role Transition for the Advanced Practice Nurse (2)

Primary Care I: Adults in Community (3)
Advanced Primary Care Practicum I (2)

Primary Care II: Adolescents to Adult-Gerontology (3)
Advanced Primary Care Practicum II (3)

Advanced Primary Care of the Frail Elderly (2)
Advanced Primary Care Practicum III (3)

Advanced Primary Care Practicum IV (4)

Total Credits: 47

Practicum Experience

Distinct practicum courses are built into the A-GNP program, providing experiential learning opportunities with diverse populations across from adolescents to older adults.