Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner M.S.
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) master's degree with D.N.P. option prepares students to provide primary care to adults across the lifespan.
Advanced practice nurses are vital members of a health care team necessary to meet the growing needs of adult and elderly populations, especially in our most rural areas. Demand for AGPCNPs is high due to aging population, financial efficiency of treatment by a nurse practitioner and lack of medical providers in rural areas.
Curriculum & Requirements
AGPCNP Outcomes & Objectives
Graduates earn a Master of Science degree and are eligible to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam administered by either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANPCB) or the the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Integrate knowledge from science, humanities, theory and research into evidence-based advanced nursing practice.
- Utilize knowledge of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, health care technologies, and policy to ensure high quality patient care.
- Participate as members and leaders of interprofessional health care teams.
- Apply advanced nursing skills in order to plan, manage and coordinate culturally appropriate health care for patient populations.
Building upon the Master’s Degree Program Outcomes, you will be able to:
- Integrate theories, research, and experiential knowledge into advanced adult-gerontology nursing practice.
- Demonstrate advanced practice nursing skills in the provision of health care for high priority adults throughout their lifespan, consistent with ANA's Scope and Standards of Practice for advance practice nurses.
- Manage the adult-gerontology population within a complex healthcare delivery system.
- Contribute to the development of adult-gerontology advanced practice nursing through evidence- based practice, leadership, policy and education.
- Integrate relationships between social, cultural, political and economic issues and health care delivery for adults throughout their lifespan and their families.
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members in order to provide high quality health care to the adult-gerontology population.