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Two options are available to the master’s-level student to prepare for advanced practice and teaching in the role of:

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Through the Geriatric Center, this option includes a focus on geriatric nursing and nursing education. Students are also encouraged to complete Penn State’s Graduate School Teaching Certificate during the course of their studies.

More detailed information about the master’s-level course of study can be found on the College of Nursing M.S.N. program page.


To apply, review information on preparing your application for masters studies through the Geriatric Center.

You may also go to: M.S. Degree Program, Ph.D. Degree Program, Admission Requirements, and Graduate Program Application Procedures on the College of Nursing web site for further details.