The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Programs

DNP Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Role Concentration

The online DNP Post-Baccalaureate Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner role concentration  (AGPCNP) prepares clinical experts in the delivery of care to adolescent, adult and older adult populations.This concentration prepares students to be eligible to sit for the AGPCNP board certification examination through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

This professional nursing preparation includes advanced coursework in leadership, health policy, research translation, and clinical knowledge and skills.

Plan of Study

All students take DNP core courses (foundation core and capstone courses) as well as role courses as needed. An individually tailored plan of study is created by transcript review after admission.

Admissions

Priority deadline is October 15 for admission the following summer.  

DNP Post-Baccalaureate Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

Four Year Plan of Study

Year 1

SUMMER YEAR 1

  • N605 Scholarly Writing – 3 cr.
  • N725 Leadership of Public Health Systems – 3 cr.

FALL YEAR 1

  • N735 Healthcare Informatics – 3 cr
  • N603 Theoretical Components of Nursing Science – 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 1

  • N630 Research Methodology in Nursing – 3 cr.
  • ^^N643 Assessment & Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders – 3 cr.

Year 2

SUMMER YEAR 2

  • N651 Nursing Ethics, Health Policy and Politics – 3 cr.
  • N615 Advanced Pathophysiology – 3 cr.
    *could take N604 Intro to Biostats here

FALL YEAR 2

  • ^N701 Healthcare Quality – 3cr.
  • N619 Advanced Pharmacology – 3 cr.
  • N704 Health Disparities and Social Justice – 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 2

  • N703 Pharmacotherapy Management – 3 cr.
  • N670 Family Systems & Interventions – 3 cr.
  • N715 Intermediate Biostatistics – 3 cr.

Year 3

SUMMER YEAR 3

  • N614 Adv. Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning – 3 cr.
  • N698A Practicum: Adv. Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning – 1 cr. (56 contact hours)

FALL YEAR 3

  • N610 Primary Health Care of Children, Adolescents & Young Adults – 3 cr.
  • N698E Practicum: PHC of Children, Adolescents & Young Adults – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)
  • N742 DNP Project 1: Defining Evidence for Problems and Solutions– 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 3

  • N620 Primary Health Care of Middle Aged and Older Adults – 3 cr.
  • N698X Practicum: PHC of Middle Aged and Older Adults – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)
  • N798U DNP Project II Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Development (112 contact hours) – 2 cr.

Year 4

SUMMER YEAR 4

  • N723 Complex Health Problems in Primary Care 1– 2 cr.
  • N798K Practicum: Complex Health Care Problems 1– 2 cr. (112 contact hours)
  • N798W: DNP Project III –Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Finalization and Approval – 1 cr. (56 contact hours)

FALL YEAR 4

  • N733 Complex Health Problems in Primary Care II – 2 cr.
  • N798KA Practicum: Complex Health Care Problems II– 2 cr. (112 contact hours)
  • N840 DNP Project IV: Project Implementation & Monitoring – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)

SPRING YEAR 4

  • N898A DNP Project V: DNP Project Completion, Evaluation and Dissemination- 3 cr. (168 contact hours)
  • N898D Final Direct Care Residency- 2 cr. (112 contact hours)

^ offered Fall and Spring
^^ offered Spring and Summer

Five Year Plan of Study

Year 1

FALL YEAR 1

  • N735 Healthcare Informatics – 3 cr.
  • N603 Theoretical Components of Nursing Science – 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 1

  • N630 Research Methodology in Nursing – 3 cr.

Year 2

SUMMER YEAR 2

  • N651 Nursing Ethics, Health Policy and Politics – 3 cr.
  • N605 Scholarly Writing – 3 cr.

FALL YEAR 2

  • N704 Health Disparities and Social Justice – 3 cr.
  • *N604 Intro to Stats – 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 2

  • N715 Intermediate Biostatistics – 3 cr.
  • ^^N643 Assessment & Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders – 3 cr.

Year 3

SUMMER YEAR 3

  • N725 Leadership of Public Health Systems – 3 cr.
  • N615 Advanced Pathophysiology – 3 cr.

FALL YEAR 3

  • N619 Advanced Pharmacology – 3 cr.
  • ^N701 Healthcare Quality – 3cr.

SPRING YEAR 3

  • N670 Family Systems & Interventions – 3 cr.
  • N703 Pharmacotherapy Management – 3cr.

Year 4

SUMMER YEAR 4

  • N614 Adv. Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning – 3 cr.
  • N689A Practicum: Adv. Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning – 1 cr. (56 contact hours)

FALL YEAR 4

  • N610 Primary Health Care of Children, Adolescents & Young Adults – 3 cr.
  • N698E Practicum: PHC of Children, Adolescents & Young Adults – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)
  • N742 DNP Project 1: Defining Evidence for Problems and Solutions– 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 4

  • N620 Primary Health Care of Middle Aged and Older Adults – 3 cr.
  • N698X Practicum: PHC of Middle Aged and Older Adults – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)
  • N798U DNP Project II Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Development – 2 cr. (112 contact hours)

Year 5

SUMMER YEAR 5

  • N723 Complex Health Problems in Primary Care 1– 2 cr.
  • N798K Practicum: Complex Health Care Problems 1– 2 cr. (112 contact hours)
  • N798W: DNP Project III –Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Finalization and Approval – 1 cr. (56 contact hours)

FALL YEAR 5

  • N733 Complex Health Problems in Primary Care II– 2 cr.
  • N798KA Practicum: Complex Health Care Problems II– 2 cr. (112 contact hours)
  • N840 I DNP Project V: Project Implementation & Monitoring – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)

SPRING YEAR 5

  • N898A DNP Project V: DNP Project Completion, Evaluation and Dissemination- 3 cr. (168 contact hours)
  • N898D Final Direct Care Residency- 2 cr. (112 contact hours)

^offered Fall and Spring
^^offered Spring and Summer