Doctor of Nursing Practice / Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration from East Tennessee State University is an online adult gerontology nurse practitioner degree.  If you are interested in advancing your career and taking on a leadership role this online degree may be for you.  This is a terminal degree that, designed for advanced nursing students, integrates specialized knowledge, theories, and research from nursing science and related disciplines for application to nursing practice.   

The online adult nurse practitioner program concentrates on patient centered care for health issues such as common and acute illnesses.  Emphasis is placed on quality of care and health outcomes.  Courses prepare you to collaborate with others on the healthcare team in order to provide the best possible care and outcome.  You will be working with adolescents and adults of all ages in various health care settings.  

Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner National Certification examination.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

East Tennessee State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Criminal Background Check, Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires one intensive session on campus per semester
  • Must hold an unencumbered RN license and have two or more years full-time nursing work experience
  • GRE scores waived for applicants with a 3.2 GPA or higher