dcsimg

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.

Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
            • Grand Canyon University's Master's in Nursing (MSN) Online Programs
            • Emphases: Health Informatics, Health Care Systems, Nursing Education, Public Health and more
            • The MSN at GCU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
            • Programs help prepare you to compete for top leadership positions, such as chief nursing officer or VP of nursing
            • GCU's accredited program is aligned to standards established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
            • Online Courses
            MSN: Health Policy
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
            • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits