The Nurse Practitioner options enable baccalaureate-prepared nurses to acquire advanced knowledge and clinical practice skills in direct care of individuals, families, and aggregate populations in primary care settings. Students plan a part-time or full-time plan of study to meet the requirements for one of two specialty areas:
- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
The program is designed to be completed in two years (four semesters) of full-time study. Graduates are eligible for national certification and state licensure as a family nurse practitioner or adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner.
The curriculum is offered at Penn State Shenango using videoconferencing technology and some online courses, with clinical experiences at Primary Health Network (PHN) and other health care facilities in the local area.
Many US states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.