• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $500.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $500.00
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) track prepares students for advanced practice nursing in the primary health care of adults. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) provide high-quality healthcare services for a wide range of problems from acute, chronic and wellness care to health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. The core courses provide a solid foundation in the use of evidence based practice guidelines and theory as a basis for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness. Clinical experiences are precepted in community or outpatient-based settings. The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) track prepares students for advanced practice nursing in the primary health care of adults. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) provide high-quality healthcare services for a wide range of problems from acute, chronic and wellness care to health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. The core courses provide a solid foundation in the use of evidence based practice guidelines and theory as a basis for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness. Clinical experiences are precepted in community or outpatient-based settings.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. MSN from a college or university nationally recognized by a nursing accrediting agency (CCNE or AACN).
  2. The GPA required for admission is a minimum of 3.2 for their MSN.
  3. Current unencumbered Missouri licensure or unencumbered licensure in the state in which the student completes clinical requirements.
  4. The following two courses are pre-requisites to progression in the MSN and DNP program; however they can be taken at UMKC along with your program of study in the first semester (it is strongly recommended to complete prior to applying): Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B, and a free-standing undergraduate health assessment course which needs to be completed in the first summer or fall semester with a minimum grade of B.
  5. Personal interviews are required.
  6. Students are required to come to campus for a residency each semester during their clinical courses. Faculty and advisors communicate campus dates early so students can plan their schedules.
NOTE: Individuals residing in AL, NY, NC, TN or WA are not able to enroll in this program.

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Application Deadlines

Early Decision Acceptance
February 15
Regular Acceptance
February 15

Courses

Core
  • NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2 Credits

    This course provides a systematic approach to collection and documentation of advanced health/physical assessment, including the comprehensive history, physical, and psychological assessment of signs and symptoms, pathophysiological changes, psychosocial and cultural variations of the patient. The assessment should be conducted within the context of the family and community, incorporating cultural and developmental variations, and the needs of the patient. The course consists of one hour of didactic/discussion and one hour of clinical/lab credit (45 clock hours).

  • NURSE 5547Diagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment3 Credits

    This course emphasizes utilization of advanced health/physical assessment skills, interpretation of diagnostic testing and lab values, validation, documentation and analysis of findings through diagnostic reasoning to develop and process differential diagnosis. The course consists of two hours of didactic/ discussion and one hour of clinical/lab credit (45 contact hours).

  • NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3 Credits

    Advanced pathophysiology is the study of the alterations of normal physiological functioning in cellular, tissue, organ and organ systems. These alterations form the basis for understanding a variety of pathophysiological conditions and the manifestations and impact of abnormal physiological functioning on clients across the life-span. Advanced pathophysiology deals with both generalized processes and major organ system dysfunctions. This course consists of three hours of lecture/discussion per week and individual self study.

  • NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3 Credits

    This is a course in clinical pharmacotherapeutics that builds on prior knowledge of drug classification, actions, interactions and adverse drug reactions. The major focus of the course is the pharmacotherapeutic prescribing of medications for primary health care management across the life span by advanced practice nurses. The Missouri laws for advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority will be addressed. This course consists of three hours of lecture/discussion/in-class clinical module work per week.

  • NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses3 Credits

    This course builds on prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Drug classes are reviewed in preparation for advanced clinical judgment. The principles for decision-making about drug selection, use and monitoring are explored. General principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are discussed. Pertinent patient education concerning select pharmacotherapeutics agents is reviewed.

  • NURSE 5564APrimary Care of Adults I (165 clinical hours)5 Credits

    This course is designed to prepare nurse practitioner students to manage common health problems of adults. The focus is on developmentally appropriate preventive health care and management of common acute/episodic illnesses. Students will integrate role competencies, professional standards, and legal requirements essential to the NP role. Core content includes differential diagnosis, therapeutic management, adherence, anticipatory guidance, patient/family education, legal and professional issues, standards of practice, and advanced practice role competencies. This course consist of 3 credit hours of didactic and 2 credit hours of clinical (165 hours). Clinical practice and clinical seminar comprise the clinical experience.

  • NURSE 5566APrimary Care of Adult-Gerontology II5 Credits

    This course is designed to prepare adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (NP) students in the care and management of adults with chronic health problems. The focus is on the differentiation and therapeutic management of chronic health problems encountered in various health care settings. The course enables students to develop a research and theory based practice for disease state management of health care for adults. Core concepts: theories, grief and loss, chronicity and pain; and advanced nursing skills. This five credit hour course consists of three credit hours of didactic/discussion per week and 165 hours (2 credit hours) of clinical/lab per semester.

  • NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum (330 clinical hours)5 Credits

    This course is a concentrated, experiential, supervised clinical opportunity to function in an advanced practice nursing role. The focus of this intensive clinical practicum is on the synthesis and application of previous theory and clinical courses under the guidance of a preceptor. Students will be expected to apply advanced clinical decision making skills and evidence based practice guidelines to the assessment, management, and evaluation of complex healthcare problems. Core concepts include advanced nursing practice, functional role responsibilities, ethical, legal and health policy issues, and activities with the emphasis on their relationship to patient outcomes. The patient systems for this experience include individuals and families within the context of community. Students will obtain a minimum of 330 hours of clinical/conferences (4 credit hours) and one credit hour of didactic content for the semester.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Missouri Midwest Exchange Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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