Through online courses and clinical practicums, you will learn how to:
effectively provide care and services for adults as their needs change throughout their lifetimes
provide interventions necessary for health promotion
address and manage complex health conditions
work effectively within interdisciplinary teams
You also will gain extensive knowledge in theories of aging and gerontological nursing.
As a graduate of the distance master's degree program, you will be able to:
integrate theories, research and experiential knowledge into advanced adult-gerontology nursing practice
demonstrate advanced practice skills in the provision of healthcare for high priority adults throughout their lifespans, which are consistent with the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards of Practice for advanced practice nurses
manage the adult-gerontology population within a complex healthcare delivery system
contribute to the development of adult-gerontology advanced practice nursing through evidence-based practice, leadership, policy and education
integrate relationships between social, cultural, political and economic issues and healthcare delivery for adults throughout their lifespans and their families
collaborate with interdisciplinary team members in order to provide high quality healthcare to the adult-gerontology population
After successful completion of your master's degree, you will be eligible to complete the national American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exam for certification as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) or an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS).