Diverse Career Opportunities for AGPCNPs

AGPCNP: Where Diverse Opportunities Meet Nursing Expertise

Are you a nurse looking to make a meaningful impact in primary care? With an aging population and a constantly evolving healthcare system, nurse practitioners (NPs) are increasingly sought by patients and providers alike. By becoming an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP), you’ll have the opportunity to build close relationships with your patients and act as a trusted healthcare advisor.

While many people think that becoming an AGPCNP limits them to working with just older adults, the specialty actually allows NPs to provide high-quality care for patients ranging from age 13 through end of life. And it’s not just limited to primary care. AGPCNPs can be found working in a variety of specialized areas.

Keep reading to gain a detailed understanding of the career prospects and educational paths provided by the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing in the dynamic field of AGPC.

What Is an AGPCNP?

An AGPCNP is an advanced practice nurse specialized in providing comprehensive care to patients throughout their lifespan, starting at adolescence. They work with other healthcare providers to offer holistic care by addressing the physical, emotional, and social needs of patients.

Where Do AGPCNPs Work?

AGPCNPs have diverse employment prospects in healthcare as they can specialize in a variety of disciplines, from dermatology to orthopedics. Each specialty area presents unique patient populations and healthcare challenges, enabling AGPCNPs to apply their expertise in a variety of settings, providing targeted care to address specific health needs.

Specialty Areas

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology

Common Workplace Settings

  • Private practice offices
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Specialty clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Home care
  • Prisons and jails
  • College campuses or schools

What Is the Career Outlook for an AGPCNP?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NPs earned a median annual wage of $125,900 in 2022, with the profession projected to grow 38% by 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. As you gain more experience and advance your education, you’ll have the potential for greater job autonomy and increased salaries, according to In-House Research. The projected 16.95% increase in income by 2027* is a testament to the growing demand for NPs in primary care — indicating more competitive salaries and plenty of job opportunities as time passes.

How Do You Become an AGPCNP?

Nurses who are interested in becoming nurse practitioners specializing in adolescent and adult care can expand their knowledge, improve their employability, and increase their earning potential by pursuing an MSN in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care.

The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing offers a fully online AGPCNP program that prepares nurses to transition to a provider role, working with patients as young as 13. Our nationally recognized courses are taught by an experienced faculty of practicing nurse practitioners and cover advanced healthcare topics such as physiology, health assessments, and advanced pharmacology.

Ready to Transform Your Nursing Career?

The MSN AGPCNP program equips BSN holders with at least one year of RN experience to become certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. The program provides a comprehensive education focused on evaluating, diagnosing, and treating health conditions while emphasizing preventative care and healthy lifestyles. The program also offers three start dates and can be completed entirely online in as little as two years — fostering a rewarding career path in adult patient care across diverse settings and specialties.

Explore the online AGPCNP program or take your first step in providing comprehensive care across the lifespan by speaking to an Enrollment Services Advisor today.

*Salary growth information sourced from nursingprocess.org

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