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Adult-Gerontological Nursing

Program Contact: Valerie King, DNP, FNP-BC, 978-934-4454, Valerie_King@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.

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Meet Our Students

Lianna Partee '16, '19 Nursing

UML prepared Lianna Partee for a career that she’s passionate about. After completing her nursing degree here and working as a registered nurse for a year, she returned to earn a master’s degree in gerontological nursing.

At the outpatient Shapiro Clinic at Beth Israel Hospital, I truly fell in love with providing patient care with goals to promote health and wellness in the community while attempting to keep patients out of the hospital.