The Post-Master’s Gerontological Nursing clinical concentration prepares graduates to be specialists in the multidimensional care of older adults. The curriculum focuses on the optimization of the aging person’s well-being, both physical and psychosocial. A holistic and multidisciplinary approach to care is stressed. Students gain experience in working collaboratively with advanced practice nurses, physicians, and other health professionals to provide high quality care for older adults and their families.
This role prepares advanced practice nurses to care for older adults across the health care continuum. Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for national board certification exams as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Following board certification, graduates are eligible for recognition as an advanced practice nurse in Texas and meet the minimum educational requirements for participation in Medicare.
Requirements for the degree or certification depend upon the chosen functional role. Non-thesis options are available for students seeking a MSN.
For information on clinical preceptorships, please see our Preceptor Guidelines (pdf).
Prospective students should be aware that all School of Nursing students are required to have a computer and must have basic computer skills. For more information on computer requirements see computer requirements and recommendations.
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