Students complete five clinical courses which include a core course in advanced diagnostic reasoning, three clinical courses that emphasize management of common adult health problems and one course that emphasizes the management of complex adult health problems related to a focus area of choice. Student’s interests and needs guide the selection of clinical placements, papers, presentations, and elective courses. Students can complete the program in four semesters and one intervening summer practicum.
The School of Nursing offers a curriculum leading to a Master of Science in Nursing degree in the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner advanced practice area with a specialty focus in Oncology. This program of study prepares students as health care providers for adults at risk for, or with, cancer. Students receive advanced comprehensive assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills, and knowledge and skills in both the prevention and management of common health issues in adults and in the care of adults at risk for, or with, cancer.
Applicants are admitted to the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner advanced practice area and complete all required coursework including an additional four credits of coursework focused in Oncology.
Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the American Nurses’ Association (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification examination for AGPCNP practitioners. Graduates who complete additional clinical hours in oncology after graduation may also qualify to sit for the Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation) exam.
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School of Nursing
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
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Updated November 2013