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

Meet the Demand for Nursing Excellence

FAST FACTS:

  • 48 credits
  • Complete in 3-4 years
  • Primary or Acute track
  • 98% AANPCB exam pass rate
  • Nationally ranked

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.

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).

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.

  • 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.

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

  • Quality: Study in a high-quality program that has led to a 98% pass rate of the AANPCB exam 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.
  • Career 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.

By the Numbers

  • #17 Online Master's Nursing Programs - U.S. News & World Report
  • 98% AANPCB Exam Pass Rate
  • #4 Top Paying State for Nurse Practitioners in NJ
  • $111,840 National Average Salary for Nurse Practitioners in 2019

Primary Care Track Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.

Acute Care Track Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.
  • 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).
    • #17 Best Online Nursing Programs: Master's – U.S. News & World Report
    • Top 50 Online Master’s in Nursing Program – SuperScholar
    • #62 Master's of Nursing Program – U.S. News & World Report

    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 234,000 licensed nurse practitioners, compared with 106,000 in 2004, and the number is expected to keep on rising. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics confirms strong overall wage growth for Nurse Practitioners:

    • Average national salary for Nurse Practitioners: $111,840*
    • New Jersey is ranked as the #4 top paying state with an average salary of $123,810*

    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

    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.
     
    * “Occupational Employment and Wages May 2019 - 29-1171 Nurse Practitioners.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accessed on November 17, 2020. www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291171.htm#nat.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Seton Hall University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.