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Graduate Program

BS-DNP Oncology Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Concentration

NOTE: This program has been placed on hold as of the Fall 2021 admission cycle.

An Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with a graduate degree in nursing 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 oncology (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2010; Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, 2009).

Visit the DNP Program page for admission details.

Work Environment

Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provide primary care and oncology-related care to patients in a variety of acute and ambulatory care 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). In addition, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC).

Program Plans

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/Oncology DNP degree.