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Nursing: Adult / Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (MS)


Clemson University    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

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This concentration focuses on primary care of adults and older adults, featuring courses in mental health and nursing informatics. Students receive a concentration of clinical experiences culminating in a final practicum where students synthesize knowledge for application to adults and older adults. With new National Task Force guidelines effective in 2015, graduates will be eligible for national certification as adult nurse practitioners. Graduates will also be eligible to take the value added specialty certification as a gerontology NP. In-depth coverage of gerontology enhances NP preparation and is critical to addressing the needs of well and frail elders. Employment opportunities are diverse, e.g. primary care, internal medicine and frail elders in a variety of settings.

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Entry Requirements

Baccalaureate Degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program. Cumulative (all college credits) and/or Undergraduate Nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Three letters of recommendation from masters or doctorally prepared individuals (supervisors, MDs, NPs, etc). Prefer one from a nursing faculty from your undergraduate program, one from a supervisor, and one from a health care professional who is familiar with your clinical skills.

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