Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The primary care adult-gerontology nurse practitioner concentration prepares the nurse for a leadership role in the health-care system. Clinical and theoretical content focuses on systems thinking, evidence-based practice and translational research as related to the primary health-care needs of adults across the age spectrum in consultation and collaboration with primary care physicians and other health-care providers. The curriculum includes 630 hours of clinical practice in the advanced practice role and 510 practicum hours for the DNP role. The curriculum prepares the student to be certified as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner by the state of California, the American Nurses Certification Corporation, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

CoreTheoryClinicalTotal Units
NGRD 650Advanced Role Development and Collaboration14.0404.0
NGRD 651Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice14.0404.0
NGRD 652Health-Care Systems Leadership14.0404.0
NGRD 653Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy14.0404.0
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health4.0404.0
NGRD 655Health Systems Finance4.0404.0
NGRD 656Outcomes Assessment for Strategic Planning4.0404.0
NGRD 657Intermediate Statistics14.0404.0
NGRD 658Translational Research for Advanced Practice14.0404.0
NGRD 659Writing for Publication4.0404.0
RELE 564Ethics and Health Disparities13.0303.0
RELR 525Health Care and the Dynamics of Christian Leadership3.0303.0
RELT 557Theology of Human Suffering3.0303.0
NGRD 621Pharmacology in Advanced Practice I12.0202.0
NGRD 622Pharmacology in Advanced Practice II13.0303.0
NGRD 624Advanced Health Assessment14.0404.0
NGRD 625Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology14.0404.0
NGRD 500Gerontological Health and Wellness12.0202.0
NGRD 501Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner I13.0302.0605.0
NGRD 502Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner II13.0303.0906.0
NGRD 503Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner III14.0404.01208.0
NGRD 504Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner IV14.0404.01208.0
NGRD 505Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner V: Practicum11.0107.02108.0
NGRD 509Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner: Skills Laboratory11.0301.0
D.N.P. Project
NGRD 667DNP Proposal Development2.0201.0303.0
NGRD 669ADNP Practice Inquiry Project0.8103.21204.0
NGRD 669BDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.8103.21204.0
NGRD 669CDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669DDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669EDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669FDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
Overall Totals83.684635.41220119.0
Required for M.S. degree onlyTheoryClinicalTotal Units
NGRD 610Master's Comprehensive Project12.0802.0

 Required for M.S. degree


Prior to graduation, students are required to submit an online professional portfolio.  Documentation of 510 doctoral leadership practice hours will be included in the portfolio.

Normal time to complete the program

Four (4) years (15 academic quarters) based on less than full-time enrollment