An Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with a graduate degree in nursing who is prepared to provide patient-centered, quality care to the adult and older adult population, including the frail elderly, across the wellness-illness continuum with a focus in Occupational Health. Students who complete the program will be poised to provide primary care and to manage occupational related injuries and illnesses in a variety of settings.
Graduates are prepared to take the Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certifying Board (AANPCB). They will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Occupational Health Nurse or the Certified Occupational Health Nurse specialist certification exams offered by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN).
This program is supported by the Sunshine Research & Education Center, which is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH). Funding may be available for eligible applicants.
The program follows a standard plan and course sequence for part-time or full-time enrollment. The specific sequence of courses for each admission cycle is determined upon admission to the program, and students will be provided their specific program plan upon accepting their offer of admission.
The list of all course requirements for this BSN to DNP degree program is provided in the Graduate Catalog.
Note that for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Graduate Catalog will reflect an update to the total number of credit hours required for the Adult Gerontology/Occupational Health DNP degree.