LIU Brooklyn offers the Master of Science in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP). The 40-credit program is designed to be completed in six semesters (fall, spring, and summer) of part-time study. Graduates of the AGNP program are eligible for a New York State Certificate as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and will be eligible for national board certification through the national certifying agencies for advanced practice nursing (American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners).
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses in young adults, adults, and older adults in a variety of primary care settings.
Under the New York State, Modernization Act, after successfully completing the 3600 clinical hours, a nurse practitioner can independently diagnose and treat patients without a written practice collaboration with a physician.
The faculty promotes a learning environment that encourages individual exploration and fosters critical thinking, decision making and professional growth.
Students are accepted on a rolling admission basis.
Applicants to the M.S. in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program must meet the following requirements for admission.
Classes differ in their approach depending on course content. The information is lecture, lab and seminar format. The faculty participate in the educational process as role models, facilitators and mentors.
The courses are delivered in a blended format and are web-enhanced using Blackboard. Basic computer skills are required. Approximately 49% of the class sessions delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face.
The required credits, class hours and clinical hours for the program are:
|NUR 610 Nursing Research||3|
|NUR 612 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NUR 614 B Primary Health Care of the Adult||2|
|NUR 620 The Theoretical Basis of Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NUR 630 The Advanced Practice Role||2|
|NUR 634 Advanced Physical Assessment||3|
|NUR 644 Pharmacology||4|
|NUR 670 Healthcare Issue Policies and Ethics||2|
|II. Specialization||Credits||Direct Care Practicum Hours|
|NUR 615 Foundations for Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Practice||2||20|
|NUR 650 Diagnosis and Management of Illnesses and Physical Conditions of the Adult I||4||0|
|NUR 654 A & B Precepted Practicum in Primary and Acute Care of the Adult I||A = 2 B = 2||Total 240|
|NUR 660 Diagnosis and Management of Illnesses and Physical Conditions of the Adult II||4||0|
|NUR 664 A & B Precepted Practicum in Adult Primary and Acute Care II||A = 2 B = 2||Total 240|
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, Long Island University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, Long Island University are accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Board of Regents, Room 110 EB, Albany, New York 12234. Graduates are eligible for New York State certification as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health, and for board certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCB).
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Certification Pass Rates for students who graduated in 2019
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