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Are you interested in earning your master's degree in an ever-growing field, enjoying a large job market and providing compassionate, competent patient care to adults of all ages? Would you like to practice in community and hospital-based primary-care clinics, patients' homes, sub-acute/skilled nursing facilities or long-term care settings? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is the appropriate track for you.
The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track's emphasis is on health promotion, illness prevention and management of acute and chronic illnesses in adolescents, young-to-middle age adults and adults age 65 years and older. Graduates are prepared to practice independently and collaboratively with other health-care professionals. This track's clinical component consists of 630 hours of guided experience under the mentorship of an advanced practice nurse or physician. Graduate are eligible to take the ANCC or AANP national certification exams and obtain a state advanced practice license as a nurse practitioner.
This track is offered through the Mississippi Educational Consortium for Specialized Advanced Practice Nursing (MECSAPN).
The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner courses are online; however, some may require intensives that meet on campus one time per semester.
Please note: Part-time and full-time plans of study are available and are designed by faculty with individual consideration given to students' goals and geographic locations.
Course descriptions (.pdf) Full-time plan of study (.pdf)
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Jackson, MS 39216
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