Master of Science Degree (MSN) – Nurse Practitioner Program
Are you ready to further advance your nursing career? At Gwynedd Mercy University in Philadelphia, we have a reputation for developing excellent nurses. That’s because our nursing degree programs offer a blend of clinical experience and theoretical training that’s grounded in an ethical, service-focused worldview.
The Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses in a primary care setting, teaching students how to perform physical exams, diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries, order and interpret lab services and X-rays, and prescribe pharmacologic therapy and nonpharmacologic interventions. Enrollees can choose to pursue the pediatric or adult gerontology track.
Grow Your Nursing Skills With a MSN Degree
Course work for this degree is designed to prepare you to be either an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner prepares advanced practice nurses as primary care providers to manage the health of individuals from adolescence through their senior years. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner prepares advanced practice nurses as primary care providers to manage the health of individuals from newborn through age twenty-one. Core course topics in this traditional master’s degree program include:
- Pharmacotherapeutics for APN Across the Lifespan
- Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing
- Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
- Advanced Assessment Practicum for APN
- Advanced Physicial Assessment for APN Across the Lifespan
- Research Methodology
- Research Seminar
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the adult or pediatric national board certification exam to become certified NPs.
Furthered Education That Fits Your Life
Nurses are busy people. Gwynedd Mercy University understands that. That’s why we’ve developed a MSN program for nurses that is both convenient and constructive. Since most students are working professionals, our program offers evening classes and part-time enrollment options. You’ll benefit from personal attention, small class sizes and experienced, credentialed instructors with clinical backgrounds.
When you study with us, you become part of a community of motivated learners who are committed to living their values through their careers. Gwynedd Mercy University is known for the excellent health care professionals we graduate. That’s because our degree programs combine professional competency with a worldview that focuses on the whole patient.
Take the first step towards earning your Nurse Practitioner Degree. Contact a Gwynedd Mercy University enrollment representative and find out more about degree programs today!
Licensure: This program was designed to meet the licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you reside in a different state, you should carefully review your home state’s licensure requirements prior to enrolling in this program. For more information, please visit our Program Licensure Requirements page.