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

Complete your application in 3 weeks and have your application fee waived.*

The 48-credit M.S.N., A.G.N.P. program prepares graduates to provide a range of healthcare services that promote wellness, prevent illness and manage health and illness needs of adults across the lifespan. 

  • Core courses:
    9 credits
  • Track courses:
    39 credits

Each track includes three, four-credit clinical courses as well as nine clinical courses. Students can take up to two courses per semester. Clinical hours for both the Primary and Acute track are met through the four practicums.

  • The Acute track requires 675 total hours. Practicum 1 requires 135 clinical (and seminar) hours. Practica II, III, IV require 180 clinical hours each. The curriculum meets AACN/CCNE/NONPF requirements for a dual ANP/GNP program.
  • The Primary track requires 600 total hours. Practicum 1 requires 120 clinical hours. Practica II, III, IV require 160 clinical hours each. The curriculum meets AACN/CCNE/NONPF requirements for a dual ANP/GNP program.

AGNP Program Immersions

There are three immersion experiences.

Immersion 1 – Orientation. 
This first immersion allows students to meet their peers and faculty in the program either in-person or virtually. It allows them to become oriented to the program and the university. Sessions cover topics such as an introduction to the learning amangement system, APA writing format, library services and financial aid.

Immersion 2 – Practicum. Occurs 2 years into program
The second immersion experience gives students an opportunity to learn and practice advanced clinical skills in a simulated environment. These include practicing physical exams and GYN/GU exams on standardized patients. Other opportunities include suturing, incision and drainage, and performance of punch biopsies. A list of population specific skills is below. 

  • Acute Care: During the acute care sessions, the students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with intubation, EKG Interpretation, chest tube insertion and other skills.
  • Primary Care: During the primary care sessions, the students attend and participate in sessions to provide transcultural healthcare focusing on a variety of topics addressing health promotion and prevention for the adolescent through the older adult. Sessions include differentiating abnormal and normal findings of the physical assessment, EKG and radiology interpretation and antibiotic review. 

Immersion 3 – Practicum.
The third immersion includes several guest lectures, allowing students to gain insights from a variety of people who are experts in their field, topics can include: clinical diagnostic skills, wound care management, X-Ray interpretation. Hands On experience includes suturing, local nerve blocks and removing fish hooks.

  • Acute Care: Students will develop skills in central venous pressure and arterial line insertion, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, and other clinical skills. Students gain experience through OSCE simulations. 
  • Primary Care: In addition to training in the clinical diagnostic skills typically seen in the primary care setting such as suturing, punch biopsy, and wound care including incision and drainage students receive additional instruction in complex care conditions of older adults such as management of chronic conditions, mental health and palliative care.  

Former graduates come and speak to the students about their experiences after graduation. Students are also able to interact with the career center about their job search and building their resume.

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.

Required Courses

Core Course Descriptions

Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Track Course Descriptions

Acute Care Adult-Gerontological Track Course Descriptions

*Seton Hall University will waive the $75 application fee for qualified students who submit a completed application within a 3 week period for our 2021 -2022 start dates to one of the following online programs: Master of Public Administration, M.S.N. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.C.).The fee waiver program is for United States citizens and permanent residents only and is subject to change without notice. Fees paid previously are non-refundable. Connect with your enrollment counselor for more information.)