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Masters in Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner

This is one of the most common specializations for students enrolled in a nurse practitioner program. There are several adult nurse practitioner programs available online now, offered by traditional nursing schools and by professional schools that have been accredited for their nurse practitioner program. Adult nurse practitioners and family nurse practitioners are the most popular choices for MSN students enrolled in a NP program; these options are similar to the physician specialization in general practice or internist. An adult nurse practitioner may work alongside a group of physicians in a medical practice or may even open a solo practice, working out of a small office and offering medical services to their own roster of patients. Nurse practitioners have become so similar to physicians in their career roles that the degree will be converted to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) by 2015.

The curriculum for a Master of Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner program includes classes in a range of healthcare related topics. As with almost all advanced practice nursing program there will likely be a course in statistics and a course in epidemiology. Health policy and the finance or economics of healthcare are two other topics that most adult nurse practitioner programs address. In the second half of the program, coursework in research methods will put the early studies in statistics to work. There is usually a course in pharmacology and a course in intervention, which addresses the nature of patient or family intervention across the lifespan. This training is about verbal and personal skills rather than medical abilities.

The practicum for a good Master of Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner program will probably run to about 500 hours. All MSN programs require that their applicants be RNs with an active license, so finding an acceptable opportunity for clinical hours is not as difficult as it might be for someone just entering the field. Many nurses find practicum opportunities through their employer or through a physician with whom they have had contact. The relative ease of practicum establishment and management is the reason that more nursing schools have become comfortable offering this degree online.

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            Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

            You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

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            • Offers accredited online bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctor of nursing programs to help both working professionals and recent graduates advance their careers.

            • Provides graduate nursing programs that teach cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills to prepare students for today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.
            • Teaches through an online learning system that allows students to complete coursework with the flexibility to fit their schedule, while a cohort structure helps them to collaborate with fellow students.

            •Provides scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid to those who qualify.

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            • Dynamic Virtual Campus Experience – Classes are hosted in weekly, face-to-face online settings that utilize video conferencing technology to create an intimate learning environment.
            • Demanding Academic and Admissions Standards – MPH@GW students are held to the same selective admissions criteria as on-campus students, and complete the same academically rigorous curriculum.
            • Real Courses Delivered by Real Faculty – The GW faculty are world-renowned leaders in the field, and personally design and teach MPH@GW courses.
            • Hands-On Field Placement Learning – Students will complete a customized practicum field experience that is designed to build hands-on skill in a student’s chosen career path.
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            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
            • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
            • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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            •        Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.

            •        Listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine in 2014.

            •        More than 97% of tenure-track faculty holds a terminal degree in their field.

            •        Student to faculty ratio of 15:1, and 47.5% of classes have fewer than 20 students.

            •        Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
            • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
            • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
            • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
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            • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
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            • Scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available for students who qualify.
            • Offers more than 70 majors and programs, as well as several off-campus internships.
            • 94% of students in the 2014-2015 academic year qualified for financial aid.
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