AGPCNPs 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, orthopedics and more.
University of Cincinnati’s MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
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-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
Want to know what to expect from UC’s online AGPCNP program? Hear from program director Kimberly Mullins, DNP, APRN-BC, AOCNP. In this video, you’ll learn how the online program was designed and continues to adapt for working nurses, hear about the support network in place for students and what you can expect to gain from the online AGPCNP program.
* ANCC certification pass rates are based on 2022 graduates. Data published 3/10/2023.
Do you enjoy primary care but want to work with teen, adult and geriatric patients? 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 geriatric 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. For more guidance on the role of an AGPCNP vs. an FNP, read our blog on Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degrees: FNP vs. AGNP.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, adult gerontology nurse practitioner job growth is projected to increase by 45% through 2029.
With the evolving healthcare system and an aging population, patients and providers are tapping nurse practitioners to meet rising demand for primary care. Due to the wide range of clients and the diverse array of duties that are entrusted to an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, you will be able to find employment opportunities across the healthcare spectrum.
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners can work in settings such as:
Our online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application, and research activity.
Each Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can be done in as little as two years. There are additional options available for several programs that allow students to take these programs at a slower pace. Although these options extend the length of the selected program, they often make it a more feasible option for the student.
The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is a part-time program built to be completed in as little as four semesters, or one year and four months. The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program has no set time frame due to the extremely customizable nature of the curriculum.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
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