Nurse practitioners provide primary care across the life span through direct nursing care, consultation, collaboration, coordination, and referral. These health care services are provided in a variety of settings including neighborhood centers, private practices, school-based clinics, and in the home.
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program is a specialty track within the MS Nursing program that prepares adult/older adult nurse practitioners to provide quality primary care.
In addition to the traditional Master’s Primary Care Nursing program, we offer a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) for nurses who possess an MS degree in Nursing.
Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.
During the five years prior to entering our program, applicants must have successfully completed a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing.
The graduate program* at Northeastern University enables nurse practitioners to articulate a theoretical base for practice and recognize competencies necessary for the provision of health care to individuals, families, and communities. Graduate preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the nurse practitioner role to include participation and use of research development, implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation.
*Curriculum subject to change.
Successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing.
Total Credits Required for MS: 43
Total Credits Required for CAGS Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Specialization: 24
You will apply your classroom learning in a wide array of health care settings such as major teaching hospitals in Boston and Southern N.E., rehabilitation hospitals, specialty clinics, school-based clinics, occupational health centers, and university health centers. Our placements include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Tufts-New England Medical Center and dozens more.
You will also learn how to provide care to people in their homes and communities through placements at the VNA Care Network, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and many others. Your clinical rotations in hospital and community settings will equip you to pursue employment in any specialization after graduation.