DNP Adult-Gerontology

A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in gerontology. If you want to become a clinical expert in advanced nursing, empower other nurses and effect system wide improvements in care, this may be the degree for you.

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical nurse specialist for aging adults
  • Health care services coordinator
  • Institutional health care consultant
  • Research coordinator
  • Clinical instructor

Plan of Study

Course work includes:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute, critical and chronic illness
  • Improvement and monitoring of quality, safety and performance outcomes
  • Teaching clients symptom- and self-management strategies
  • Health care policy and finance
  • Physiology/pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology

Certification in DNP Adult-Gerontology

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers students who have completed a Master’s degree in Adult-Gerontology emphasis area to be eligible to sit for the exam.

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The DNP at the Sinclair School is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.