Master of Science Degree (MSN) - Nurse Practitioner Programs
Nurse Practitioner programs are designed to help registered nurses become primary care providers with the skills and certification to manage patient health and make critical decisions (without the supervision of a physician) in a variety of healthcare settings.
The Nurse Practitioner degree programs at Gwynedd Mercy University prepare registered nurses for the responsibilities of an advanced practice nurse in a primary care setting, teaching students how to perform physical exams, diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries, order and interpret lab services and X-rays, and prescribe pharmacologic therapy and non-pharmacologic interventions. Enrollees can choose to pursue either the pediatric or adult gerontology track based on their career goals. After completing one of these Master of Science in Nursing degree programs, graduates are then eligible to take the adult or pediatric national board certification exam to become certified Nurse Practitioners in their chosen area of specialization.
Since most students in our Nurse Practitioner graduate degree programs are also working professionals, Gwynedd Mercy University offers the flexibility and convenience of evening classes and part-time enrollment options.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at Gwynedd Mercy University is designed for registered nurses interested in providing primary care and health management to patients from birth up to the age of 21.
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Our Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program is designed for registered nurses interested in working with patients from their adolescence to their elderly years.
Each of these 43-credit Nurse Practitioner programs includes:
- 19 credits of Core Courses
- An Elective chosen from a list of specialized courses
- A Nurse Practitioner Role Seminar
- 18 credits of coursework for the Adult Gerontology or Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner program
Gwynedd Mercy University sets itself apart in the higher education field with a progressive, confident, multi-cultural, engaging, and enlightening experience tailored to meet the needs of working professionals. With the flexible structure of our Nurse Practitioner programs, Pennsylvania nurses have the choice of attending either day or evening classes at Gwynedd Mercy University’s campuses in Philadelphia, Gwynedd Valley, East Norriton, and Bensalem. We also offer both full-time and part-time enrollment options so students can succeed on their path to a successful and balanced career in the field of medicine without sacrificing their current personal and professional obligations.