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Emily Stepanian-Bennett
(248) 364-8782

MSN: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

msn overview
The School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing program prepares professional nurses for advanced nursing practice, leadership in the nursing profession and future doctoral study. The tracks that are offered: 
  • Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's Certificate available)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's Certificate available)
  • Nurse Anesthesia (Post-Master's Certificate available)
  • Forensic Nursing (Graduate Certificate available)

    Building on the foundation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare graduates as transformational leaders with advanced nursing knowledge and practice expertise for optimizing health outcomes. (Essential IX) 

The MSN program prepares graduates to:

  1. Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX) 
  1. Apply concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX) 
  1. Demonstrate requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX) 
  1. Employ intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies in the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX) 
  1. Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX)
Preceptors: Please watch this video on Precepting the Primary Care NP Student. 

Please note!


We will be admitting in the Fall and Winter semesters beginning Fall 2016.  The application deadline date is April 1st for Fall and August 1st for Winter. 
Thank you.


The Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Adult/GNP) Program prepares the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for ages 13 years to end of life in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems. 

Graduates are prepared to apply nursing theory, principles of advanced nursing practice and the research process in the design and delivery of primary care. Knowledge for advanced nursing practice is synthesized from concepts in nursing as well as the biological and social sciences. Graduates of the Adult/GNP program are prepared to take the Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner national certification examination.

How to
apply to all SON
Grad Prog

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the posted deadlines. 

See the graduate catalog listing for general university requirements and program-specific admissions requirements. Follow the steps on the Graduate Admissions website to apply for admission. 

Please note!


We will be admitting in the Fall and Winter semesters beginning Fall 2016.  The application deadline date is April 1st for Fall and August 1st for Winter.  Thank you.

MSN advising

If you are interested in learning more about admission criteria, the application process, course requirements and important dates, please attend one of our Program Advising Sessions (click for calendar). These sessions are offered monthly for each program track. The information provided at these sessions is useful for those students who want to learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Nursing before applying to Oakland University. 

Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated at these sessions.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending. 

Directions: Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, please visit


Advising sessions for the CRNA track are held at Beaumont Hospital. For more information, call 248-898-7683 or visit