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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program given the Green Light for January 2020

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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program given the Green Light for January 2020


OLATHE, KS (August 15, 2019) This summer, MidAmerica Nazarene University’s (MNU) School of Nursing attained approval from the Kansas Board of Nursing to launch its Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program in Janurary. We had the privilege to speak with Dr. Karen Wiegman, the Dean of the School of Nursing and Sarah Miller, Department Chair for Post-Licensure and Graduate Nursing Education about this exciting news. 

With its long-lasting reputation for having high-quality education that is accessible and affordable for both in and out-of-state residents, it’s no wonder the AGPCNP program attained the requirements to meet the primary care provider shortage known throughout the nation. MNU is located in a community that focuses on health, wellness, prevention as well as rural and long-term health. The school also embraces healthcare innovation in “what advanced practice does differently while holding on to the nursing piece,” says Miller.

Regarding preceptorships, MNU also has established and maintained relationships with local preceptors minimizing the demand on students finding placements. To ensure the quality and rigor of the new program is sustained, the first cohort will be small. Regarding employment, “we have facilities requesting for our next graduating class. We anticipate having the same quality of request for our AGPCNP graduates,” says Dr. Wiegman. 

MNU currently offers traditional, accelerated, and RN to BSN nursing programs for undergraduates. Their MSN Program consists of four tracks and three certificates: MSN-Nurse Practitioner, MSN/MBA Dual Degree, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Quality Management, and Nursing Education. Their newest track is entirely online, except for three 2-day on-site intensives for the NP students which are spread throughout their program. 

The next opportunity for prospective students to attend an open house and learn more about the AGPCNP track will be on Tuesday, September 10 from 5:30- 6:45 pm CDT in the Santa Fe Commons 1 Building located at 13563 South Mur-Len Road, Olathe, KS 66062. Registration is required and can be completed here.

For admission requirements, please visit https://www.mnu.edu/graduate/programs/ag-pcnp-msn-program to connect with an enrollment specialist, contact 913-971-3800 or email pgadmissions@mnu.edu.

Patrice Little, DNP, FNP-BC

I am an author, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Founder/CEO of NP Student, — dedicated to keeping you "in the know" in every aspect of your life in and out of school. I am candid about my wins and regrets and share these stories so you can learn from my, always revealing something new life. Contact me at editor@npstudentmagazine.com

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