College of Nursing

Program Overview

An Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is a registered nurse with the advanced education and clinical competencies necessary to deliver care in a variety of adult primary care settings.  You will learn to assess, diagnose, and manage common acute and chronic adult health problems.  As an Adult Nurse Practitioner, you will be prepared to provide education to your patients about maintaining their health and preventing disease.  

As an ANP student, you will receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice with adults across the life span, nursing theories, and nursing research. Health assessment, primary prevention, health care maintenance, clinical decision making, and illness management are emphasized in the classroom and clinical practica.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team in providing individuals the most comprehensive care.  Graduates of the ANP option are prepared as primary care providers for adults at a beginning level of practice, users of research, and beginning researchers.

Program Format

Students are required to complete 675 hours of directly supervised clinical practice which includes 300 hour residency. The 49 hour masters program can be completed in five semesters of full-time study or may be pursued part-time.

Available Plans of Study
Please click on a study plan below to see the required courses in the Nurse Practitioner option that interests you.  Click on Program of Study plans to see the progression of courses in each option based on 5-, 7-, or 8-term plans of study.

Adult Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care) Program of Study

Adult Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care) - Cardiology Focus Program of Study

Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. As soon as an application is complete, it will be forwarded on to members of the Graduate Admissions and Progressions Committee and will be reviewed at the next scheduled committee meeting.  An admission decision will be made and applicants will be notified promptly.

Applicants must have a Bachelor of  Science degree with a major in nursing (or Master's degree if post-Masters) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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