You’ll teach patients and their caregivers how to manage their chronic condition or disease.
You’ll perform check-ups, conduct tests, analyze results, prescribe medications and come up with preventative care plans.
Your own practice
Get an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse.
Get your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis on Gerontology Nursing
and over 500 clinic hours of supervised experience in a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner role.
Get your Nurse Practitioner Certification
from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
You’re ready to work as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.