MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

February 01, 2021
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AGPC NPs specialize in comprehensive healthcare for adults across their lifespan beginning at adolescence (13). They may work in primary care or acute care, but they do not work with children or require experience in pediatrics. NPs who specialize in adult gerontology practice in community-based settings including primary care and other specialties such as dermatology, cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics.


University of Cincinnati’s MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

The online AGPC NP program at UC is one of the top Nurse Practitioner programs in the country, according to U.S. News &


World Report. Prospective students must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution to apply. An additional year or more of RN work is also required. Graduates of this program will have met 

the criteria for taking certification exams as an Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Program Offerings 

  • 100% online
  • Financial aid available
  • Transfer credit options available
  • Enroll in the spring, summer, or fall semesters
  • Program can be completed in two years
  • Flexible learning options
  • High academic standards
  • Programs taught by doctorally prepared faculty who are practicing nurses and clinically up-to-date
  • Board certification prep

Is Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Right for Me?

Do you enjoy primary care but want to work with older populations? Then UC’s AGPC NP program may be right for you. As an AGPC NP, you’ll assess, diagnose, and treat conditions but also build relationships, offer high-quality care, and earn the trust of your adult and elderly patients. You may also need to monitor their health and conduct evaluations, perform annual checkups, and educate patients on their diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices.

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Career Opportunities

Due to the wide range of patients and the diverse array of duties that are entrusted to a gerontological Nurse Practitioner, you will be able to find employment opportunities across the healthcare spectrum.

Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioners work in settings such as:

  • Surgical and medical intensive care units
  • Private practice offices
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Prisons and jails
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Specialty clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Home health care
  • College campuses or schools
  • Assisted living facilities

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Accreditations and Rankings  

  • Our online graduate nursing programs continue to be ranked among the BEST Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. For 2021 the online graduate nursing programs are ranked #14.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition for the MSN AGPC online program is affordably priced. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.
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Start to Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs — they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.

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