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.
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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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:
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 working.
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 two skills intensives that take place on campus.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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