Program Contact: Lisa Marchand, DNP, NP-C, Lisa_Marchand@uml.edu.
This specialty focuses on promoting the health of adults and older adults during the process of normal development and aging. Students develop advanced skills in communicating with adults, health assessment, treating common health problems, health teaching, and nursing interventions and evaluation. Students are prepared as nurse practitioners and are eligible to sit for the national adult- gerontological primary care nurse practitioner certification exam.
The Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program's goal is to provide advance practice nursing education with focus on the management of health problems, research, leadership and health promotion among diverse populations.
The nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
After 12 years working as a registered nurse at Lowell General Hospital, Meredith Ritze developed specialized skills caring for people who struggle with urology issues. She applied to UMass Lowell to become a nurse practitioner to further her career.