University at Buffalo

School of Nursing

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Address:

408 Capen Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

United States

Phone:

716-645-2939

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.S.-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) programs are designed to prepare nurse practitioners who provide care to older adults in a variety of settings, practicing independently and collaboratively with other health care professionals. In this role, the GNP works to maximize functional abilities; promotes, maintains and restores health; prevents or minimizes disabilities; and promotes death with dignity. GNP practice incorporates advanced practice, case management, education, consultation, research and advocacy for older adults. The program meets the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) guidelines and graduates are eligible and encouraged to take the national GNP-ANCC certification exam.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999