The Master of Science in Nursing program from Western Michigan University offers an online concentration in Gerontology. This degree track focuses on the healthcare needs of aging and elderly populations.
Students in this geriatric nurse practitioner program online learn how to apply research outcomes within a practice setting. Courses explore ways to intervene at a systemic level through policy development and advocacy to influence healthcare. Online coursework for this program is combined with an in-person practicum experience in the student’s community.
Courses in the MSN / Gerontology program include:
- The study of human aging
- Global issues and cultural perspectives on aging
- Aging health and social services
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Must have a BSN or bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from an accredited program in nursing
- Requires a current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in a US state or territory