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Why Study Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Post-MSN Cert 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
  • 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 certificate 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 doctoral degrees from a wide range of institutions of higher learning
  • Graduates have become faculty members in schools of nursing

Janice MarchildonJanice Marchildon, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
pursued a post masters certificate as an advanced practice nurse in primary care while working as an Assistant Professor and RN caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. Earning this certification helped Janice advance in both her teaching and nursing practice roles. Janice now enjoys teaching at the graduate level and working collaboratively in a specialized outpatient nephrology practice setting. The post master’s program prepared Janice to meet the needs of patients challenged with the daily rigors of living with chronic kidney disease. Janice’s practice role allows her to collaboratively oversee the care for patients in the surrounding area including Romulus, Chelsea, Monroe, Brighton, Canton, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Without the preparation of Madonna University, Janice would have missed these opportunities for continued growth in her field both as an educator and as a specialized nephrology advanced practice nurse.


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