The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program is a specialization within the MS Nursing program that prepares adult/older adult and family nurse practitioners to provide quality primary care.
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 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 in and use of research development, implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation. Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.
Prepares students for national certification exams in their area of practice
Clinical placements in a wide array of health care settings
This program is appropriate for licensed nurses who do not possess a Master's degree in Nursing
The NU School of Nursing has been designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
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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.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
Professor; PhD Program Director – School of Nursing
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Nursing & Healthcare alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.