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MSN: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

The School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing program prepares professional nurses for advanced nursing practice, leadership in the nursing profession and future doctoral study. The tracks that are offered: 
  • Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's Certificate available)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's Certificate available)
  • Nurse Anesthesia (Post-Master's Certificate available)
Building on the foundation of the undergraduate program, the Master of Science in Nursing program will prepare the graduate student for advancement in nursing practice. 

The MSN graduate will:
  • Integrate theories and research findings from nursing and the related sciences to translate evidence into practice.
  • Integrate professional practice standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in the student’s specialty area.
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies necessary for successful completion of the certification examination in the student’s specialty area.
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies necessary for continued study at the doctoral level.
The required MSN foundation courses (NRS 500, 521, 531, 610 and 643) are offered as online courses.

The MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Please refer to program flyers for additional information (adult/gero, family nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia).

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The Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Adult/GNP) Program prepares the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for adult, older adult and frail elder clients in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems.

Graduates are prepared to apply nursing theory, principles of advanced practice nursing and the research process in the design and delivery of primary care. Knowledge for advanced nursing practice is synthesized from concepts in nursing as well as the biological and social sciences. Graduates of the Adult/GNP program are prepared to take an Adult Nurse Practitioner national certification examination and/or a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner natural certification examination.

Additional clinical hours will be required for dual certificates. Please refer to program flyer for additional information.

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Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the posted deadlines. 

See the graduate catalog listing for general university requirements and program-specific admissions requirements. Follow the steps on the Graduate Admissions website to apply for admission. Prospective DNP students only will need a Validation Form for Clinical hours.

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Date  Time  Location 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Noon 2018 Human Health Building 
 Saturday, April 26, 2014
11 a.m.
 2018 Human Health Building 
 Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 11 a.m.
 2018 Human Health Building 
 Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 4 p.m.
 2018 Human Health Building 
 Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 11 a.m.
 2018 Human Health Building 

MSN program advising sessions are for students interested in the MSN: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner and MSN: Nurse Anesthesia programs.

Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated at these sessions.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending. 

Directions: Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, please visit www.oakland.edu/map.


March 27
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center Classroom
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak

Information to include:
 - Role of the CRNA
-  Program overview
- Application requirements
- Admission and selection criteria
- Curriculum
- Cost and finances
- Meet program faculty and current students

For more information, call 248-898-7683

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Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766

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