Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2015-2016 Graduate Catalog Program: Nursing - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Nursing - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing

Revised Program, effective Fall 2015

The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares nurses to meet the needs of the community for health care providers/nurses with advance practice knowledge and skill. Graduates are prepared for clinical practice in adult-gerontology nursing and for the roles as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, educators, and leaders in health care settings such as hospitals, primary care, community agencies, clinics, and home health agencies. The program meets national credentialing exam application requirements and prepare graduates for future doctoral study.

Admission Criteria:

To be admitted students must first meet requirements set by the Graduate School as described in the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Catalog. Applicants are considered for selection into the MSN program upon completion of the following:

  1. Possess a B.S.N. degree (Applicants holding an R.N. license with a bachelor’s in another discipline may apply for a conditional admission).
  2. Have at least a cumulative 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) college GPA. (Applicants may seek conditional admission with a GPA of 2.75).
  3. International students must meet minimum requirements for admission into the EMU Graduate School (International Admissions Website)
  4. Have a current unrestricted license to practice as a professional registered nurse in Michigan or eligibility to obtain a Michigan license.
  5. Submit two (2) professional references that document competence in nursing practice and potential for success in a graduate program of study. (Complete the reference forms provided).
  6. Submit a two to three page personal statement that describes your reasons for becoming an Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, your future plans, and your professional goals.
  7.  Submit a four to five page current writing-sample using peer-reviewed literature to support your ideas. Essays will be evaluated based on your ability to express yourself, degree of scholarly content, spelling, grammar, and use of the current American Psychological Association style with a minimum of three references.
  8. Have successfully completed an approved basic statistics course that includes descriptive and inferential statistics within the last 10 years.
  9. Have successfully completed a basic health assessment course.
  10. Successful completion of an undergraduate community health nursing course and clinical (or equivalent), from an accredited university. R.N.s with a Bachelor’s in a discipline other than nursing have to either complete the Community Health Nursing courses (NURS 450 & 451) or successfully complete the Community Health ATI Examination to demonstrate equivalency.

All documents above should be submitted directly to the Graduate School Office of Admissions, along with any transcript from other universities or colleges previously attended.

Application Process:

Applicants must:

  • Complete an application for admission to EMU at Admission to the university takes an average of 2-3 weeks.
  • Submit official transcripts from each educational institution you have attended so your EMU admission application can be processed.
  • Select the program code on your application.
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School Information:

School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services

Michael L. Williams, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE

311 Marshall
(734) 487-2310

School Website

Advisor Information:

Bobbi Towne, MSN, RN

322 Marshall Bldg
(734) 487-2340

Laurie Blondy, PhD, JD, RN

342 Marshall Bldg
(734) 487-3275

Core Courses: 24 hours

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
NURS 500 - Advanced Pathophysiology 3 hrs
NURS 502 - Advanced Health Assessment (includes 20 hours of precepted clinical practice) 3 hrs
NURS 505 - Health Status Trends and Health Care Delivery Systems 3 hrs
NURS 506 - Nursing Theory for Practice and Research 3 hrs
NURS 606 - Advanced Practice Nursing Role Development 3 hrs
NURS 608 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 hrs
NURS 611 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practiced Nurses 3 hrs
NURS 640 - Research for Evidence-Based Nursing 3 hrs

Primary Care Adult - Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Courses: 19 hours

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
NURS 664 - Advanced Adult - Gerontology Nursing I-NP * 5 hrs
NURS 666 - Advanced Adult - Gerontology Nursing II -NP * 5 hrs
NURS 669 - Practicum Advanced Adult-Gerontology Nursing III - NP ** 6 hrs
NURS 691 - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Capstone 3 hrs

*includes 120 hours of precepted clinical practice

**includes 240 hours of precepted clinical practice

Program Total: 43 hours

Electives for students planning to pursue doctoral studies:

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
NURS 688 - Field Study 2 hrs
NURS 693 - Thesis 4 hrs