Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Careers, Cincinnati Online

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An AGPCNP, or AGNP, provides care to adults ages 13 and older, by conducting initial health assessments, helping patients manage chronic illnesses and health issues such as diabetes and promoting health maintenance. They provide patient-centered, quality care to the young adult, adult and older adult population, using evidence-based practices to improve their care quality and outcomes.

Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

AGPCNP certification is available through the American Nurse‚Äôs Credentialing Center (ANCC). If certification is successfully completed, nurses are awarded the credential AGPCNP-BC, where the BC stands for Board Certified.

For the AGPCNP-BC, the practice setting, health-care specialty and position of responsibility can vary greatly. Here are a few of the many career options available for an Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

  • Private practice office
  • Ambulatory care center
  • Community clinic
  • Prison, jail
  • Long-term care facility
  • Specialty clinic
  • Rehabilitation center
  • VA facilities
  • Home care
  • College campuses or schools
National Wage Estimates for AGPCNP-BCs








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Figure 1. National wage estimates for AGPCNPs. Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved from

(1) To calculate the annual wage figures, the average hourly rate for AGPCNPs is multiplied by 2,080 hours, or the number of hours a full-time AGPCNP works in a year. For those jobs with an indeterminate hourly rate, annual salary survey data was used to calculate these numbers.