Graduate Nursing Programs

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

The MS Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program is no longer accepting new students. Prospective students are encouraged to learn more about our MS Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at or call 315-792-7347 to learn more about this option.

The Gerontological Nurse Practitioner graduate program and post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study are designed to prepare nurses for the highly specialized skills and knowledge required for the care of older adults and aging populations within our communities. Job opportunities for Advanced Practice Nurses in Gerontology are increasing because of the recognition of their unique and valuable contributions to healthcare organizations that employ them.

The Master of Science with a major in Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program consists of 44 credits in required core (9 credits), cognate (11 credits), and specialty (24 credits) areas. Select courses will be offered on campus and the clinicals will be at approved off-campus sites. Students can enter into this graduate program on a full-time basis with program completion within two academic years or on a part-time basis with program completion within four or more years. Courses are taught in traditional and web-enhanced formats with some courses offered either totally or partially online.


Program of Study

NUR 500 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice 3 Credits
NUR 503 Advanced Nursing, Health Policy, and the Health System 3 Credits
NUR 531 Family Theory 2 Credits
NUR 555 Clinical Pharmacology 3 Credits
NUR 560 Nursing Research Methods 3 Credits
NUR 566 Advanced Practice Nursing Lecture 3 Credits
NUR 567 Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical 2 Credits
NUR 570 Clinical Pathophysiology 3 Credits
NUR 576 Foundations of Gerontological Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 Credits
NUR 584 Beginning Level Gerontologic Clinical 2 Credits
NUR 654 Gerontological Primary Health Care I 3 Credits
NUR 659 Gynecological Health Care of Elders 2 Credits
NUR 667 Gerontological Primary Health Care II 4 Credits
NUR 674 Intermediate Level Gerontological Clinical 3 Credits
NUR 684 Advanced Level Gerontological Clinical 3 Credits
NUR 692 Culminating Seminar for Nurse Practitioners 2 Credits
  Total 44 Credits

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