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Why Study Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP MSN at Madonna University?

  • Nurse Practitioners are among the “10 hottest jobs in Michigan” with employers actively seeking our graduates
  • National certification exam pass rates exceed national pass rates. For 2016, the program pass rates for first-time test takers was 100%
  • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Faculty are currently practicing NPs and bring real life experiences to the class room
  • Caring and supportive environment with student success being the priority

As an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner student you will learn to comprehensively assess, diagnose, and treat common acute illnesses and manage chronic stable health conditions of adolescents, adults, and older adults, especially the vulnerable and underserved. Our program places an emphasis on health promotion; guidance and counseling of individuals and families; interprofessional collaboration; and referral.

You will complete 659 direct care supervised clinical practicum hours in an outpatient setting. Graduates are prepared to become certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and to obtain Nurse Practitioner specialty certification by the State of Michigan.

  • Graduates of our program have obtained Nurse Practitioner positions in primary care and specialty practices
  • Graduates are helping to provide needed primary health care to our most vulnerable citizens in medically underserved communities
  • Graduates have continued their education and obtained post-masters certificates and doctoral degrees from a wide range of institutions of higher learning
  • Graduates have become faculty members in schools of nursing

Tracey Chan, Class of 2006
As a graduate of Madonna University Adult Nurse Practitioner program in May 2006 I have been able to practice as a primary care provider within a nurse managed center for the underserved in the city of Detroit. The education I received prepared me to be able to practice autonomously (independently). Madonna showed me the value of caring for underserved, vulnerable patients and prepared me to be able to provide comprehensive primary care services.

Today I continue to work in a nurse managed clinic once a week, serve as full time faculty here at Madonna, and am pursuing a PhD in nursing from Duquesne University. I came back to work at Madonna because of the caring environment and excellent education I received. As a student at Madonna and now faculty I truly feel that Madonna is a family.


The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice and post- graduate APRN certificate programs at Madonna University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Congratulations to the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs on attaining 100% pass rates on the national NP certification exams for the 2016 calendar year