Master of Science in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

Admission is achieved through the Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. As a part of the DNP program, baccalaureate prepared nurses have the opportunity to earn a master of science degree with a major in nursing.

Students enrolled in the DNP program may obtain the Master of Science in Nursing degree (MS in Nursing) and continue toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, or may exit the program after completing requirements for the MS in Nursing degree.

Graduates of the master of science portion of the program meet all requirements to sit for the national certification examination in their specialty area. They are prepared to offer care at the advanced practice level to select populations and are able to perform all activities encompassed in the scope of practice as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN).

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the College of Nursing.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  4. Required Courses:

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

(mostly online courses)

NURS 500Theories/Concepts Nursing3
NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 510Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I3
NURS 511Adv Physiology/Pathophys II3
NURS 523Health Promotion3
NURS 531Adult-Gerontology Illness Management I3
NURS 533Adult-Gerontology Illness Management II3
NURS 544Pharmacotherapeutics for Primary Care2
NURS 545Care of the Frail Older Adult3
NURS 553Role Development of the NP2
NURS 585Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum (I)5
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum (II)6
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum (III)6
NURS 605Health Policy2
NURS 997Independent Study2
Total Credits55

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382