Overview

$34,604* Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
41 Credit Hours

The Master of Science in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program is designed to enhance nursing skill sets by developing expertise in adult gerontology.

Students will learn how to prevent, diagnose and treat common health problems while focusing on at-risk and vulnerable populations. This MSN AGNP – Primary Care online program will prepare advanced practice nurses for a wide variety of settings including private practice, public clinics, hospital-based outpatient clinics and specialty practices.

This program also prepares graduates to take either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) exam to become certified as a nurse practitioner.

Note: Professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. To determine enrollment eligibility within your state, view our map.

CCNE

The BSN, MSN, DNP, and APRN post-master's certificate programs at La Salle University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Upon completion of the MSN AGNP – Primary Care online program, students will be able to:

  • Integrate advanced theoretical, research-based, scientific and clinical knowledge into clinical practice to provide nursing care to diverse clients
  • Demonstrate communication skills—including health information management—to enhance the quality of care provided at individual and aggregate levels
  • Demonstrate safe, effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills in caring for individuals and groups while working in inter-professional collaborative relationships
  • Provide culturally competent care to all persons regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, culture, health care beliefs and religion
  • Function as a leader and change agent in nursing and in health care delivery systems, particularly to ensure quality care for vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for ongoing professional development

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Tuition and Fees

Our MSN AGNP – Primary Care online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All program and course fees are included in the total tuition cost.

$844 Per Credit Hour
$34,604* Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Program
MSN AGNP – Primary Care $844 $34,604*

Tuition and fees are billed by the term for all courses in which you are enrolled during that period, and are payable in full by 3 p.m. ET on the Friday prior to your first day of class. Any unpaid balance will result in your removal from the course. However, if removed from a course, you are encouraged to enroll in the following term.

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Through numerous financial aid resources—including scholarships, grants, federal and alternative loans, and tuition exchange—La Salle University offers a variety of opportunities to help students from all income levels achieve their goal of gaining a quality education. To start your financial aid application today, visit Student Financial Services.

*Tuition and fees are subject to an annual change.

La Salle has been ranked #35 among Regional Universities North by U.S. News and World Report (2019).

Calendar

La Salle University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

08/17/20 Next Application Due Date
08/31/20 Next Class Start Date

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Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Science in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online degree program must complete the application for admission and meet other requirements including:

BSN degree from an accredited university
Minimum 3.2 GPA in undergraduate coursework
RN license that is valid and unencumbered

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Applicants to the MSN FNP online program must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
    • Applicants with less than a 3.2 GPA can submit MAT/GRE scores showing above 50th percentile on verbal and quantitative skills
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended or currently attending
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Statement of purpose submitted within application
  • One year of direct patient care experience is needed prior to beginning clinical experiences

Note: This program may not be available in your state. Check our Program Map for more information. Before enrolling in any licensure program, you should consult your state for rules and regulations regarding licensure.

Documentation can be sent via email to onlinegrad@lasalle.edu. If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

La Salle University
Office of Adult Enrollment
Box 112
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Have a question? Call us at 844-466-5587 844-466-5587.

Courses

For the Master of Science in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online, the nursing curriculum is comprised of 13 courses (41 credits), including 9 credits of core courses, 12 credits of advanced core courses, 6 credits of concentration/theory courses, 8 credits of field study/clinical courses, and 6 credits for two electives. 512 clinical hours are associated with the field study/clinical courses. Students must take the following courses.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students examine nursing research as applied to the profession’s clinical nursing problems by examining the major parts, processes and principles of quality investigations. They critique studies on a clinical problem and compare research designs, purposes and methods. The fit of data analysis approaches with research questions and methods is also evaluated.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the evolution of advanced education nursing in the context of changing health care delivery systems. Students explore health care policy development and examine systems of delivering patient care in relation to financial, ethical, legal, sociocultural, legislative-political, and professional concerns. Program development, informatics, fiscal management of health care services, budgeting and reimbursement issues are emphasized. Students practice interdisciplinary networking and coalition-building skills in leadership roles extending beyond the traditional health care environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students develop cultural competence regarding the role of the advanced practice nurse by meeting the health care needs of diverse groups and populations. Health promotion, disease prevention, resource utilization, and health education responsibilities are examined. Students utilize basic epidemiological concepts, group theories, and needs-assessment approaches for vulnerable populations. They explore the varying needs of diverse groups in community settings through a cultural blueprint.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores theoretical perspectives on individuals' health within the family system, emphasizing vulnerable and underserved populations. Societal-level patterns of aging are investigated, including issues affecting family systems at the national and global levels. Family assessment, human development, and life transitions theory are introduced to prepare students to provide anticipatory guidance and advance care planning. Family responses to and coping mechanisms associated with acute, chronic and terminal illness are scrutinized. Principles of cultural competence and leadership/change agency are explored.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course integrates physiological principles, clinical manifestations, and advanced nursing practice implications with the clinical decision-making process. Common pathological syndromes and disorders are explored across an individual's lifespan. Students interpret physiologic, pathophysiologic, psychological and sociocultural data utilizing information to formulate culturally appropriate advanced nursing practice. Students focus on differentiating normal, variations of normal and abnormal changes of syndromes, and constellations of symptoms with a selection of pertinent diagnostic testing.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course expands the study of the actions and effects of drugs in the human system across an individual's lifespan. Students synthesize legal and professional nursing responsibilities related to pharmacotherapy for health promotion, pathological syndromes, and clinical disorders in advanced practice nursing roles. Students appraise principles of drug therapy, mechanisms of action, and selection of appropriate pharmacological agents in clinical prescribing.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses the health assessment of individuals across their lifespan using a framework of physiologic, psychological, sociocultural and physical examination data. Students explore history-taking methods, principles of physical assessment and concepts of clinical diagnosis to determine patients' potential and actual health problems. The course enables students to develop skills necessary to evaluate the comprehensive health status of individuals through assessment of normal and abnormal physical findings. Students combine principles of nursing and other related sciences to analyze clinical problems and provide safe, competent patient care. Students advance in theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment, differential diagnosis, and decision-making skills.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the primary care health concerns of diverse young adults, adults and older adults and facilitates student development in the nurse practitioner role. Using national health care guidelines and professional standards, students assess health behaviors, plan and implement culturally appropriate and evidence-based practice strategies for health promotion and disease prevention, and evaluate health outcomes. Health maintenance and health restoration are explored in light of contemporary health care environments, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations. Patient education and counseling techniques relevant to advanced nursing practice are emphasized.

Duration: 15 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This seminar course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective primary care to young adults, adults and older adults. Seminars focus on the application of physiologic, pharmacologic and psychosocial principles in the professional role of the nurse practitioner within the health care delivery system. Students integrate research-based knowledge of health assessment, health promotion and disease prevention, pathophysiology, pharmacology and family theory into precepted clinical experiences in primary care settings. Course assignments focus on the process of clinical reasoning for accurate diagnosis and management of illness. Precepted clinical hours: 256.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on theories, principles and processes necessary to diagnose and manage primary care health problems of young adults, adults and older adults. Evidence-based practice standards and professional ethics are emphasized as students acquire knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage diverse patient populations with complex primary care health needs ranging from acuity to chronicity, including palliative and end-of-life care. Students explore health risks and behaviors, health promotion strategies, disease prevention and health restoration in the context of contemporary health care environments. Legal, ethical, financial and cultural concepts related to advanced-practice nursing and professional credentialing are integrated. Patient education and counseling techniques relevant to the advanced-practice nursing role are addressed.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course allows students to further develop and refine necessary skills for the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Students build on competencies achieved in NUR 665 and continue to integrate evidence from advanced practice nursing and related disciplines in classroom and clinical activities to prepare for the role of the nurse practitioner. Students apply knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to provide safe and effective health care in the delivery of primary care. Precepted clinical hours: 256.

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