Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN

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Master of Science in Nursing



Nursing and Health Sciences


Next Classes Start

May 20, 2024

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Program at a Glance

Develop the expertise to provide primary care to individuals ranging from young adults to the elderly. Through a combination of classes and clinical experiences, you can complete this 43-credit degree program in two academic years of full-time study, including two summers. This program will prepare you to sit for an Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner national certification exam.

Program Coordinator : Judy Harkins,


  • full time: 2 years
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • Hybrid


  • 585 hours


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This program is ideal if you’re an RN with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who wants to enter advanced practice with a focus on primary care for adults throughout their lifespan.

Engaged Faculty

Learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are fully engaged with their students. Your professor knows your name and teaches all of your classes. You won’t find any TAs here.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application and all supplemental documents.

  • Preadmission Interview: Please contact the program coordinator at 609-771-2509.
  • Transcripts Addendum: Applicants to MSN Nursing programs must be RNs with a Bachelor's degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE-accredited program. Prerequisite courses must include an undergraduate statistics course, an undergraduate health assessment course, or an approved equivalent.
  • National Standardized Admission Test: Applicants to MSN Nursing programs are required to take the GRE unless they meet the criteria of the waiver policy.  The GRE is waived for individuals seeking post-master's certificate programs. Graduate Admission Testing Information and Waivers
  • Nursing MSN Requirements for Coverdell Fellows: The Coverdell Fellows program is a graduate school program for returned Peace Corps Volunteers. View Application Requirements

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Nursing provides curriculum, handbooks, and advising resources.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing at The College of New Jersey are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001. 202-887-6791

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