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DNP - Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Supporting the Adult Patient

Build a Foundation

Discover a rich academic and clinical environment that facilitates the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic primary health problems in adult patients. As a student, you will build your abilities in physical and psychosocial assessment, clinical decision-making, and health promotion and disease prevention, while taking advantage of resources found only at the Hopkins medical institutions.

Expect the Best

World renowned faculty develop a curriculum and sequence of clinical experiences at diverse outpatient and community sites to ensure that each student receives a well-rounded education in comprehensive, coordinated first-contact, and longitudinal adult patient care, as well as advanced preparation for licensure exams.

Certification

Students are prepared to take the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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The Path to Your Destination

Those who earn a doctoral degree for the nurse practitioner in adult-gerontological primary care:

  • Assist adult patients in maintaining and promoting their health
  • Advocate for underserved adult individuals and groups
  • Work in a variety of settings, including community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, specialty clinics, correctional facilities, and private medical practices
  • Can specialize in such areas as HIV/AIDS; pulmonary care; cardiovascular, occupational, and environmental health; or integrated complementary healthcare

Additional HIV Primary Care Certificate

Prepare for the Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse examination by earning this certificate in addition to your doctoral degree at Hopkins Nursing. Learn More

 

Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Priority Application Deadlines

Fall Entry
January 1, 2017
Still accepting applications for Fall 2017.

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Faculty Leadership

Faculty with leadership roles in membership organizations

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School of Nursing supports three community based health centers in Baltimore City

Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

NLN designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

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Anthony T. Pho
Anthony T. Pho
MSN/MPH '11, BS '08, RN
There are more opportunities than you can possibly ever take advantage of.

When Anthony Pho was working 12- to 16-hour days managing engineers at Microsoft in California, his best friend was hospitalized. After watching a nurse care for his friend, "I just didn't see myself being fulfilled in high-tech anymore," says Pho. Soon after, he packed his bags, headed to Baltimore, and completed his accelerated baccalaureate degree.

Read Anthony's Story
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Requirements

Admission Criteria

  • Admissions Application
  • Bachelor of Science degree in nursing or an entry-level nursing master’s degree (from an accredited college or university)
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of current nursing licensure. Students must have or obtain Maryland RN licensure for matriculation (or RN license from a compact state) 
  • One year of full-time RN experience
  • Application Fee of $100
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (both academic and professional references)
  • Official Transcripts (from all previous colleges/universities)
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Goal statement
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE), recommended, not required
  • Faculty Interview (in person or by phone if moved forward by the admissions committee)
  • Additional Requirements for International Applicants


Admissions Application

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.
 

Transfer of Credits

Transfer of credit is granted on an individual basis. Decisions are based on equivalent content (for required courses), credit allotment and satisfactory completion of courses. You may petition for permission to substitute a course from another college or university by submitting a request to the Office of Admissions along with the complete course syllabus.

Up to six credits of graduate course work taken outside the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing may be accepted for transfer. Coursework must have been completed within the last five years. Coursework at the undergraduate level will not be considered for graduate credit.

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Curriculum

Program may be completed in 79 credits and provides 784 clinical hours.

Plans of Study

3 Year Plan

  • Fall I (11 credits, Semester 1)
    • Foundations of Scholarship-Project Problem Identification (3)
    • Biostatistics for Evidence Based Practice (3)
    • Context of Healthcare for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Advanced Physiology (2)
  • Spring I (9 credits, Semester 2)
    • Health Promotion (2)
    • Advanced Pathophysiology (2)
    • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (3)
    • Advanced Health Assessment (2)
  • Summer I (7 credits, Semester 3)
    • Research Process and its Application to Evidnece-based Practice(3)
    • Common Health Problems (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning I (2)
       
  • Fall II (11 credits, Semester 4)
    • Nursing Inquiry (2)
    • Health Information Technology (2)
    • Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Perspectives of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Clinical Practicum I (112 clinical hours) (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning II (2)
  • Spring II (12 credits, Semester 5)
    • DNP Project Development (practice hours) (2)
    • Translation (3)
    • Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care (3)
    • Clinical Practicum II (112 clinical hours) (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning III (2)
       
  • Summer II (7 credits, Semester 6)
    • Analysis and Evaluation of Individuals and Populations (3)
    • Clinical Practicum III (112 clinical hours) (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning IV (2)
  • Fall III (11 credits, Semester 7)
    • DNP Project Implementation (practice hours) (3)
    • Econonics and Finance (2)
    • Clinical Practicum IV (224 clinical hours) (4)
    • Clinical Reasoning V (2)
  • Spring III (11 credits, Semester 8)
    • DNP Project Evaluation (practice hours) (3)
    • Advanced Nursing Health Policy (2)
    • Clinical Data Management (2)
    • Clinical Practicum V (224 clinical hours) (4)

4 Year Plan

  • Fall I (8 credits)
    • Foundations of Scholarship - Project Problem Identification (3)
    • Context of Healthcare for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Advanced Physiology (2)
  • Spring I (7 credits)
    • Economics and Finance (2)
    • Biostatistics for Evidence Based Practice (3)
    • Health Promotion (2)
  • Summer I (5 credits)
    • Research Process and its Application to Evidence-based Practice (3)
    • Health Information Technology (2)
  • Fall II (8 credits)
    • Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Perspectives of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Advanced Pathophysiology (2)
    • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (3)
  • Spring II (7 credits)
    • Advanced Nursing Health Policy (2)
    • Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care (3)
    • Advanced Health Assessment (2)
  • Summer II (6 credits)
    • Common Health Problems (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning I (2)
    • Nursing Inquiry (2)
  • Fall III (7 credits)
    • Translation (3)
    • Clinical Practicum I (112 clinical hours) (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning II (2)
  • Spring III (6 credits)
    • DNP Project Development (practice hours) (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning III (2)
    • Clinical Practicum II (112 clinical hours) (2)
  • Summer III (7 credits)
    • Analysis and Evaluation of Individuals and Populations (3)
    • Clinical Practicum III (112 clinical  hours) (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning IV (2)
  • Fall IV (9 credits)
    • DNP Project Implementation (practice hours) (3)
    • Clinical Practicum IV (224 clinical hours) (4)
    • Clinical Reasoning V (2)
  • Spring IV (9 credits)
    • DNP Project Evaluation (practice hours)    (3)
    • Clinical Practicum V (224 clinical hours) (4)
    • Clinical Data Management (2)

* Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

** Up to 16 credits can be applied from the JHUSON MSN: Entry into Nursing program to the DNP (Advanced Practice).

***A minimum of 1000 practice hours is required for DNP.
 

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Tuition & Other Costs

Billed Expenses

(September 2017 - May 2018)

Tuition: $41,242 (full-time per year)
Per credit cost: $1,636
Matriculation fee: $500 (one time only fee for first-time enrolled JHU students)
Health Insurance: $3,6221
Health Fee: $474
Total Billed Expenses: $47,474

Estimated Other Expenses2

Room and Board: $17,520
Books/Supplies: $2,784
Loan fees: $180
Personal Expenses: up to $1,836
Travel Expenses: up to $4,608
Total Other Expenses: $26,928
Total Expenses: $72,424

1All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional.
2Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.

Tuition rates are estimates and subject to change annually. DNP students who enroll in 9 or more credit hours per semester are charged a flat tuition rate per semester. Enrolling in 8 or fewer credits per semester results in tuition being charged per credit hour. The tuition estimate is based on the flat rate (9+ credits) being charged in the fall and spring semesters respectively and a per credit rate being charged in the summer semester, based on a sample 3 year program of study with 7 credits are taken in the first summer semester. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.

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Funding Opportunities

Scholarships & Grants

Grants are awards based on financial need that do not have to be repaid. Many students also benefit from scholarships and awards based on merit.

Scholarships & Grants

Loans

Many students will avail themselves of loans to help finance their School of Nursing Education. If necessary, we encourage you to borrow only what is absolutely essential to cover your educational costs.

Loans

Employment

Many students locate part-time employment to help pay education expenses. Numerous positions are available on campus and within various community based organizations. These jobs provide students with opportunities to gain practical work experience. Most positions are funded through the Federal Work-Study Program. 

Employment

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