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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
     

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Additional Information

View the recording of the DNP Advanced Nursing Practice Programsvirtual information session.

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Additional HIV Primary Care Certificate

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

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Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Priority Application Deadlines

Fall Entry
November 1, January 1

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Faculty Leadership

Faculty with leadership roles in membership organizations

Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

NLN designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

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

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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 preferred
  • 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

Undergraduate Statistics  Take at Hopkins Nursing. Course must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a letter grade of B or better.

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 78 credits and provides 672 clinical hours and 336 DNP practicum hours.

Plans of Study

3 Year Plan

  • Fall I (12 Credits)
    • Context of Healthcare for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
    • Advanced Pathophysiology/Physiology (4)
    • Advanced Nursing Health Policy (2)
  • Spring I (12 Credits)
    • The Research Process and Its Application to Evidence-Based Practice (3)
    • Clinical Pharmacology (4)
    • Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement (3)
    • Organization and Systems Leadership (2)
  • Summer I (8 Credits, 56 Clinical Hours)
    • Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Across the Lifespan (2)
    • Diagnostics Skills and Procedures for APN (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning I (2)
    • Problem Identification (1)
    • DNP Practicum (1, 56cl)
  • Fall II (9 Credits, 112 Clinical Hours)
    • Philosophical, Theoretical & Ethical Basis of ANP (3)
    • Nursing Inquiry for EBP (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning II (2)
    • Clinical Practicum I (2cr, 112cl)
  • Spring II (9 Credits, 168 Clinical Hours)
    • Translating Evidence into Practice (3)
    • Clinical Reasoning III (2)
    • Clinical Practicum II (2cr, 112 cl)
    • Project Development (1)  
    • DNP Practicum (1, 56cl)
  • Summer II (7 Credits, 112 Clinical Hours)
    • Analysis and Evaluation of Individual & Population Health (3)
    • Clinical Reasoning IV (2)
    • Clinical Practicum III (2, 112cl)
  • Fall III (12 Credits, 224 Clinical Hours)
    • Health Information Systems and Patient Care Technology (2)
    • Health Economics and Finance  (3)
    • Clinical Reasoning V (2)
    • Clinical Practicum IV (2, 112cl)
    • Project Implementation (1)
    • DNP Practicum (2, 112cl)
  • Spring III (8 Credits, 336 Clinical Hours)
    • Clinical Data Management (2)
    • Clinical Practicum V (4, 224cl)
    • Project Evaluation (1)
    • DNP Practicum (2, 112cl)

4 Year Plan

  • Fall I (9 Credits)
    • Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
    • Context of Healthcare for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Health Economics and Finance  (3)
  • Spring I (9 Credits)
    • The Research Process and Its Application to Evidence-Based Practice (3)
    • Advanced Pathophysiology/Physiology (4)  
    • Advanced Nursing Health Policy (2)
  • Summer I (6 Credits)
    • Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Across the Lifespan (2)
    • Clinical Pharmacology (4)
  • Fall II (7 Credits)
    • Health Information Systems and Patient Care Technology (2)
    • Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement (3)
    • Organizational and Systems Leadership (2)
  • Spring II (7 Credits)
    • Philosophical, Theoretical & Ethical Basis of ANP (3)
    • Diagnostics Skills and Procedures for APN (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning I (2)
  • Summer II (6 Credits, 168 Clinical Hours)
    • Clinical Reasoning II (2)
    • Clinical Practicum I (2cr, 112cl)
    • Problem Identification (1)
    • DNP Practicum (1, 56cl)
  • Fall III (6 Credits, 112 Clinical Hours)
    • Nursing Inquiry for EBP (2)
    • Clinical Reasoning III (2)
    • Clinical Practicum II (2cr, 112 cl)
  • Spring III (9 Credits, 168 Clinical Hours)
    • Translating Evidence into Practice (3)
    • Clinical Reasoning IV (2)
    • Clinical Practicum III (2, 112cl)
    • Project Development (1)  
    • DNP Practicum (1, 56cl)
  • Summer III (7 Credits, 112 Clinical Hours)
    • Analysis & Evaluation of Individual & Population Health (3)
    • Clinical Reasoning V (2)
    • Clinical Practicum IV (2, 112cl)
  • Fall IV (7 Credits, 336 Clinical Hours)
    • Clinical Practicum V (4, 224cl)   
    • Project Implementation (1)
    • DNP Practicum (2, 112cl)
  • Spring IV (5 Credits, 112 Clinical Hours)
    • Clinical Data Management (2)
    • Project Evaluation (1)
    • DNP Practicum (2, 112cl)

* 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: $45,568 (full-time per year)1
Per credit cost: $1,671
Matriculation fee: $500 (one time only fee for first-time enrolled JHU students)
Health Insurance: $3,7301
Health Fee: $474
Total Billed Expenses: $50,272

Estimated Other Expenses2

Room: $14,628
Board: $4,968
Books/Supplies: $1,200
Loan fees: $1,584
Personal Expenses: $3,180
Travel Expenses: $4,752
Total Other Expenses: $30,312
Total Expenses: $80,584

1Tuition is listed for students enrolled full-time (9+ credits) each semester. Students enrolled less than full-time will incur less tuition charges each term.

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.

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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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