Doctor of Nursing Practice / Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Johns Hopkins University

Program Details

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide person-centered, evidenced-based primary care to young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults) with the online Doctor of Nursing Practice / Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree program from Johns Hopkins University.

The curriculum emphasizes the primary care management of acute episodic and chronic conditions and integration of health promotion and disease prevention throughout the adult lifespan, and was developed based on:

  • The National Task Force Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (2016)
  • The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) NP Core Competencies with Curriculum Content (2017)
  • The Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2014)
  • The Adult-Gerontological Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2016)

Graduates are eligible to apply for one of the following certification exams:

  • The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center; or
  • The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Johns Hopkins University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program includes 1-2 on-site immersion experiences.