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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Dual Oncology & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner


Total credit hours: 60

Advances in cancer prevention and treatment have propelled the demand for advanced practice nurses in oncology. The Dual Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner diagnoses and manages commonly occurring health problems of individuals with cancer. Practice has a strong focus on cancer prevention, psychosocial support, early detection, symptom management, and enhancing quality of life of individuals and their families.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) exam as well as the American Nurses Certification Corporation’s Adult/Gerontology Certification Exam.

Course Code Title Credits Clock Hours
NGR 6002C Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics and Procedures 3
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 4
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioner 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6733 Organizational Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NGR 6893 Systems and Populations in Healthcare 3
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 180
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults II 6 180
NGR 6291C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults – Special Topics 6 180
NGR 6220 Pathobiology of Neoplasia 3
NGR 6221 Oncology Nursing Concepts 3
NGR 6223L Practicum II 3 180
NGR 6224L Practicum III 3 180
NGR 6952 Writing for Publication 3
Total 60 900

For Master's students without a BS in Nursing, additional bridge coursework will be required.

As approved by Graduate Council 04/16/2012, effective Fall 2012.