Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
Nurses must be prepared to direct and provide quality-based, cost-effective care. In the 21st century, knowledge, competency and clinical and information technology are the indicators of a successful professional nurse. The Master of Science in Nursing degree/GNP does and will make a difference!
The Southern Miss School of Nursing collaborates with Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women and the University of Mississippi Medical Center to share resources and utilize classes taught via distance learning technology to each university in the consortium. One of their main goals is to increase the number of adult gerontological nurse practitioners in the state to address specialized needs of older adults.
UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES
The online program of study is designed to prepare graduate nurses to provide health care and address the specialized needs of the adult population in rural and urban community health settings.
The AGNP track requires six graduate courses offered over three semesters (summer, fall, spring) with one didactic and one practicum course each semester. The courses are sequential and co-requisites. The AGNP track may be completed for the MSN degree or as a PostMaster’s Certificate option.
- Didactic courses are taken online with distance learning activities completed independently via both synchronous and asynchronous computer technologies.
- Clinical practicum courses may be completed in the student’s home area with a total of 600 hours:
*First semester—180 hrs.
*Second semester—180 hrs.
*Third semester—240 hrs.
Each practicum course requires licensed preceptors for direct care at clinical sites and at least one clinical evaluation on site by faculty.
Graduate History & PE Form (2pg. pdf)
Plan of Study (2pg. pdf)