The Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program provides advance practice nursing education with focus on the management of health problems, research, leadership and health promotion among diverse populations.
- Develop advanced skills in communicating with adults, health assessment, treating common health problems, health teaching, and nursing interventions and evaluation
- Prepare as nurse practitioners
- Upon successful completion of the program become eligible to sit for the national adult-gerontological primary care nurse practitioner certification exam
UMass Lowell's program provides Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) sessions, featuring Standardized Patients (SPs) who are highly trained actors that simulate the concerns of a medical patient. These actors are assigned different profiles of all ages, races, sexual orientation, and gender identity with specific medical histories and problems. Students interact with the SP to develop a diagnosis or next step for that patient.
The nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.