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Online Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Meet the Demand for Nursing Excellence

The online Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N., A.G.N.P.) program prepares you to practice as a nurse practitioner serving adult to elderly populations in acute or primary care settings.

48 credits


Program time to completion:

 

3-4 YEARS

Building on Seton Hall’s long history of excellence in nursing education, the M.S.N., A.G.N.P. program offers a values-based curriculum that will enable you to excel as a member of interprofessional healthcare teams, to succeed as a servant leader, to provide evidence-based compassionate care, and to improve your community and the nursing profession.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to provide a range of healthcare services that promote wellness, prevent illness and manage the health and illness needs of adults across their lifespan. You will choose a track in either Primary Care or Acute Care based on your career aspirations. Students graduate prepared to take the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care or Primary Care certification exams through ANCC and AANPCB. Graduates of the Acute Care track may also take the certification exam through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

  • Learn to communicate in a scholarly manner.
  • Think critically and creatively in solving problems and making decisions.
  • Design and provide care based on “best evidence.”
  • Act as a servant leader in a global society.

As a graduate of the Primary Care track, you will:

  • Manage the health and illness of patients based upon analysis of findings from health histories, physical examination, developmental and behavioral assessments.
  • Formulate the complex clinical judgments needed to initiate, manage, and evaluate culturally competent primary health care regimens for adults and the aged.
  • Communicate diagnoses and therapeutic plans in a succinct and concise manner with supporting rationale.
  • Collaborate with other health professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating the primary health care of individuals.
  • Provide advanced nursing care to clients incorporating cultural, pathophysiologic and pharmacotherapeutic principles.
  • Collaborate with the client/family and health care team to create mutually acceptable therapeutic outcomes.
  • Be prepared to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care certification exams through ANCC and AANPCB.

As a graduate of the Acute Care track, you will:

  • Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to formulate clinical judgments needed to initiate, manage and evaluate culturally competent health care regimens for adults and the aged in the acute care setting.
  • Develop culturally competent assessment and management plans for selected acute care problems of adults and the aged.
  • Provide advanced nursing care to clients incorporating cultural, pathophysiologic, and pharmacotherapeutic principles related to the acute care setting.
  • Integrate theoretical and research evidence into clinical practice and discussions with colleagues in the acute care setting.

Become a servant leader who provides evidence-based compassionate care that improves your community.

Program Learning Outcomes

In the M.S.N., A.G.N.P. program, all students will:

  • Collaborate with the client/family and health care team to create mutually acceptable therapeutic outcomes.
  • Be prepared to take the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care certification exams through ANCC and AANPCB, as well as the certification exam through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

By the Numbers

  • 75 US News Ranking of Graduate Nursing Programs
  • 98% AANPCP Exam Pass Rate
  • 20K+ Projected Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
  • $98,190 The Average Salaries in 2015-2016 for Nurse Practitioners

* http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/nurse-practitioner/salary

Why Choose Seton Hall’s M.S.N., A.G.N.P. Program?

  • Quality: Study in a high-quality, CCNE-accredited program that has led to a 98 percent AANPCP exam pass rates for graduates over the past five years.
  • Practicality: Develop the skills to manage the health and illness of patients based on the analysis of health histories, physical exams and developmental and behavioral assessments in either acute or primary care settings.
  • One-on-one attention: Experience an immersive education from hands-on faculty who provide close mentoring and career support.
  • Ethics: Learn at a Catholic university in a values-based curriculum that instills a commitment to lifelong learning, service and leadership for the greater good of patients.
  • Connections: Receive the career resources and connections you need to fill the industry’s current nurse practitioner shortage.
  • A tradition of innovation: Founded in 1937, the College of Nursing at Seton Hall was the first university in New Jersey and the first Catholic college on the East Coast to offer an undergraduate program in nursing.
  • #76 Best Nursing School – U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 Online Master’s in Nursing Program – SuperScholar
  • Named a “Best Online N.P. Program” for 2016-17 – Affordable Colleges Online

A Promising Career Elevating the Standard of Excellence

A career as a nurse practitioner positions you to meet a growing need for advanced practitioners in the nursing field. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, there are currently 205,00 licensed nurse practitioners, compared with 106,000 in 2004, and the number is expected to keep on rising.

Graduates of the M.S.N., A.G.N.P. program will be ready to practice in any adult primary care setting, including:

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary
  • GI
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • Oncology
  • Occupational Health
  • Long-term care
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care

In addition to enjoying a wide variety of career opportunities, nurse practitioner roles are also typically high-paying position, offering a median annual salary of $101,989.1

An online M.S.N., A.G.N.P. from Seton Hall University provides the immersive experiences and quality education you need to become highly qualified nurse practitioner and excel in your career. Learn more about your next step in this high-demand field by contacting an Admissions Advisor at (844) 823-1198 or requesting more information.

1 Information from The Clinical Advisor’s 2016 annual salary survey accessed at http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/2016-nurse-practitioner-and-physician-assistant-salary-survey/slideshow/3110/.