Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
When Anthony Pho was working 12- to 16-hour days managing engineers at Microsoft in California, his best friend was hospitalized. After watching a nurse care for his friend, "I just didn't see myself being fulfilled in high-tech anymore," says Pho. Soon after, he packed his bags, headed to Baltimore, and completed his accelerated baccalaureate degree.
Discover a rich academic and clinical environment that facilitates the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic primary health problems in adult patients. As a student, you will build your abilities in physical and psychosocial assessment, clinical decision-making, and health promotion and disease prevention, while taking advantage of resources found only at the Hopkins medical institutions.
World renowned faculty develop a curriculum and sequence of clinical experiences at diverse outpatient and community sites to ensure that each student receives a well-rounded education in comprehensive, coordinated first-contact, and longitudinal adult patient care, as well as advanced preparation for licensure exams.
Those who earn a master's degree for the nurse practitioner in adult-gerontological primary care:
- Assist adult patients in maintaining and promoting their health
- Advocate for underserved adult individuals and groups
- Work in a variety of settings, including community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, specialty clinics, correctional facilities, and private medical practices
- Can specialize in such areas as HIV/AIDS; pulmonary care; cardiovascular, occupational, and environmental health; or integrated complementary healthcare
Students are prepared to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center or National Certification Board of Adult Nurse Practitioners/Nurses certification examinations as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
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Students may apply for full- or part-time study.
- Admissions Application
- Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing
- Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university
- Demonstrated commitment to nursing practice and scholarly pursuit
- Community service and professional commitment
- Interview with faculty member
- Written expression of goals
- Letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools
- Current Resume/CV
- Applicants must submit evidence of current nursing licensure. Students must have or obtain Maryland RN licensure for matriculation.
- Undergraduate Statistics Take at Hopkins Nursing
- Health Assessment
Transfer of Credit
Transfer of credit is granted on an individual basis. Decisions are based on equivalent content (for required courses), credit allotment and satisfactory completion of courses. You may petition for permission to substitute a course from another college or university by submitting a request to the Office of Admissions along with the complete course syllabus.
Up to six credits of graduate course work taken at Johns Hopkins University or elsewhere may be accepted for transfer. Coursework must have been completed within the last five years. Coursework at the undergraduate level will not be considered for advanced standing credit.
Program may be completed in 15 months (4 semesters) and provides more than 500 clinical hours. To apply, you must have completed one year of full-time experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting prior to clinical sequence.
Tuition and Other Costs
Billed Expenses (September 2014 - May 2015)
Tuition: $34,8241 (full-time fall & spring does not include summer) Per credit cost: $1,451 Matriculation fee: $500 (onetime only fee for first-time enrolled JHU students) Health Insurance: $2,8302 Health Fee: $450
Estimated Other Expenses3
Room and Board: $12,294 Books/Supplies: $1,856 Personal Expenses: up to $1,350 Travel Expenses: up to $3,366
1Full-time: 12 credit hours per semester, $17,412.00 per semester
2All students must have health coverage. Purchase of the School’s plan is optional.
3Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.
Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice.
The Office of Student Financial Services is available to provide counseling on financing opportunities to ensure that students are able to pursue their educational goals.
The School of Nursing participates in several financial aid programs that can help to pay education expenses, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. Students typically fund their studies through a combination of these sources.
Scholarships & Grants
Grants are awards based on financial need that do not have to be repaid. Many students also benefit from scholarships and awards based on merit. More
To be given consideration for a Merit Scholarship Award, you must be accepted for admission by March 1. Please note that on average it takes the Admissions Committee approximately one month to reach a decision upon receipt of a completed application.
Many students will avail themselves of loans to help finance their School of Nursing Education. If necessary, we encourage you to borrow only what is absolutely essential to cover your educational costs. More
Many students locate part-time employment to help pay education expenses. Numerous positions are available on campus and within various community based organizations. These jobs provide students with opportunities to gain practical work experience. Most positions are funded through the Federal Work-Study Program. More
Other Funding Sources
We encourage students to seek outside funding opportunities. Information can be obtained from library resource books and professional organizations and alumni organizations. More
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Post-Master's Certificate Option
Already have a master's in nursing? Check out our post-degree options in adult primary care.