People want to live long, healthy lives. You can help make sure they do.
The elderly are the fastest-growing population in the United States. In fact, the percentage of older adults is projected to jump to nearly 17% of the world’s population by 2050 — that’s 1.6 billion.* What’s more, in just a few decades the elderly are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. Which is why it’s no surprise that adult-gerontology is one of the most in-demand nursing specialties, focusing on the treatment of patients ages 13 and older.**
Along with being the largest segment, adult-gerontology patients are also one of the most complex — often presenting new conditions and unfamiliar symptoms for nurse practitioners to navigate across the lifespan. Because even though people are living longer lives, that doesn’t mean they’re living healthier ones.
Our adolescent through elderly populations need advanced practice nurses to support them, and UND has the online Master of Science – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree to make sure you have the expertise you need — one of the few of its kind offered in the South Dakota/Minnesota/North Dakota region.
*National Institute on Aging | **U.S. Census Bureau