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Geriatric Nurse Practioner Program

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Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Geriatric Expertise: The Future of Nursing is Here.

For years, the media warned us about the aging baby boomer generation. Now it’s time to take action. Nationally, 25 million adults​ are over 65 years of age. In Colorado, the pace is even more intense. Who are these seniors? Some are active and thriving. Increasingly, more will cross the 100-year threshold. Most of those over 65 have significant health issues—80 percent have at least one chronic disease, and more than half have two or more. The number of advanced practice nurses prepared to care for this diverse group is woefully inadequate—fewer than three percent nationally. That’s why it’s smart to consider adding to your education and career potential by earning an advanced practice adult-gerontology degree.

MS Program 

New Nursing Program Options

The CU College of Nursing offers two advanced practice gerontology programs to meet the needs of the growing elderly population. Students gain expertise in providing patient-centered, safe, competent, culturally-sensitive and evidence-based care to patients. Read more about our Adult Gerontology programs here. 

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Elective classes available through our Family Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner​ programs.

Anschutz Medical Campus Advantages and Research  

Anschutz Medical Campus Advantages & Research

The collaborative nature of the Anschutz Medical Campus offers strategic advantages, enriching understanding and practice through extensive research, academic and clinical facilities. Nursing faculty conduct research projects funded at more than $6.5 million. Throughout the campus, researchers earn more than $400 million in awards. With a priority on interdisciplinary learning, nursing students benefit from contact with faculty and students in pharmacy, medicine, dental medicine and public health. Read more about Anschutz Medical Campus gerontology research here.

Post-Master’s Certificates  

Our Gerontology Stories

Our individual stories are as varied as our personalities. They give you a better idea about the range of options available to nursing students. Our faculty continues to set the pace for innovation in nursing education. At the same time, they’re approachable and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

MS-PhD Program  

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Learn more about the enrollment, cost, teaching and clinical options for advanced practice programs in gerontological nursing. Take advantage of the chance to speak to another student or faculty in the program. Discover the wide range of options in caring for the aging—in wellness and in need.