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Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Supporting the Adult Patient

Important Notice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is sunsetting the MSN Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track and is no longer accepting applications. Please consider the DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.

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 master's 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 outpatient settings, including community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, specialty clinics, correctional facilities, and private medical practices
  • Can specialize in 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 master's degree at Hopkins Nursing. Learn more about the HIV certificate

Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Important Notice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is sunsetting the MSN Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track and is no longer accepting applications. Please consider the DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.

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Anthony T. Pho
Anthony T. Pho
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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.

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Requirements

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated commitment to nursing practice and scholarly pursuit
  • Community service and professional commitment
  • Personal interview with faculty may be requested.
  • Written expression of goals
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Applicants must submit evidence of current nursing licensure. Students must have or obtain Maryland RN licensure for matriculation.

Admissions Application

Prerequisites

Transfer of Credits

Transfer of credit is granted on an individual basis.

 

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Curriculum

This specialty track prepares the student to provide person-centered evidenced based primary care to young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults). Emphasis is placed on the primary care management of acute episodic and chronic conditions and integration of health promotion and disease prevention throughout the adult lifespan.

Program consists of 40 credits and 640 clinical hours that may be completed in as few as four semesters.

Full Curriculum

  • Core Courses (12 credits)
    • NR.110.500 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for Nursing (3 credits)
    • NR.110.503 Application of Research to Practice (3 credits)
    • NR.110.504 Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits)
    • NR.110.507 Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • Advanced Core Courses (9 credits)
    • NR.110.502 Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 credits)
    • NR.110.508 Clinical Pharmacology (3 credits)
    • NR.110.536 Health Assessment and Measurement - Adult/Gero Variation (1 credits)
    • NR.110.549 Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement* (2 credits, 36 clinical hours)
  • Specialty Courses (19 credits)
    • NR.110.546 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2 credits)
    • NR.110.547 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Adult/Geriatric (2 credits)
    • NR.110.551 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - Adult/Geriatric* (4 credits, 224 clinical hours)
    • NR.110.553 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II - Adult/Geriatric* (3 credits, 156 clinical hours)
    • NR.110.557 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II - Adult/Geriatric (2 credits)
    • NR.110.565 Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Adult/Geriatric* (4 credits, 224 clinical hours)
    • NR.110.589 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan (2 credits)

*NR.110.549, NR.110.551, NR.110.553, and NR.110.565 have a clinical component.

Sample Courses of Study

Full-time

  • Fall I (11 credits)
    • NR.110.502 Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 credits)
    • NR.110.508 Clinical Pharmacology (3 credits)
    • NR.110.536 Health Assessment and Measurement - Adult/Gero Variation (1 credits)
    • NR.110.547 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Adult/Gero (2 credits)
    • NR.110.549 Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement* (3 credits, 36 clinical hours)
  • Spring (13 credits)
    • NR.110.507 Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Nursing Research (3 credits)
    • NR.100.546 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2 credits)
    • NR.110.551 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - Adult/Gero* (4 credits, 224 clinical hours)
    • NR.110.557 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II - Adult/Gero (2 credits)
    • NR.110.589 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan (2 credits)
  • Summer (6 credits)
    • NR.110.503 Application of Research to Practice (3 credits)
    • NR.110.553 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II - Adult/Gero* (3 credits, 156 clinical hours)
  • Fall II (10 credits)
    • NR.110.500 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for Nursing (3 credits)
    • NR.110.504 Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits)
    • NR.110.565 Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Adult/Gero* (4 credits, 224 clinical hours)

Part-time

  • Fall I (9 credits)
    • NR.110.500 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for Nursing (3 credits)
    • NR.110.504 Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits)
    • NR.110.507 Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • Spring I (8 credits)
    • NR.110.502 Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 credits)
    • NR.110.508 Clinical Pharmacology (3 credits)
    • NR.110.546 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2 credits)
  • Summer I (3 credits)
    • NR.110.503 Application of Research to Practice (3 credits)
  • Fall II (7 credits)
    • NR.110.536 Health Assessment and Measurement - Adult/Gero Variation (1 credits)
    • NR.110.547 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Adult/Gero (2 credits)
    • NR.110.549 Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement* (2 credits, 36 clinical hours)
    • NR.110.589 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan (2 credits)
  • Spring II (6 credits)
    • NR.110.551 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - Adult/Gero* (4 credits, 224 clinical hours)
    • NR.110.557 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II - Adult/Gero (2 credits)
  • Summer II (3 credits)
    • NR.110.553 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II - Adult/Gero* (3 credits, 156 clinical hours)
  • Fall III (4 credits)
    • NR.110.565 Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Adult/Gero* (4 credits, 224 clinical hours)

*NR.110.549, NR.110.551, NR.110.553, and NR.110.565 have a clinical component.

 

 

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Tuition & Other Costs

Billed Expenses

(September 2017 - May 2018)

Tuition: $38,184 (full-time per year)1
Per credit cost: $1,591
Matriculation fee: $500 (one time only fee for first-time enrolled JHU students)
Health Insurance: $2,9522
Health Fee: $316
Total Billed Expenses: $41,952

Estimated Other Expenses3

Room and Board: $14,697
Books/Supplies: $800
Loan fees: $1,056
Personal Expenses: $2,385
Travel Expenses: $3,564
Total Other Expenses: $22,502
Total Expenses: $64,454

1Tuition is listed for a student enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semester, which is 10 or more credit hours per semester. Tuition charges will be less for students enrolled less than full-time. Tuition is billed at $1,591 per credit.
2All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional.
3Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. 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.

To be given consideration for a Merit Scholarship Award, you must be accepted for admission by March 1.

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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