MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
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What is an MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner?

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNPs) specialize in comprehensive healthcare for adults across their lifespan beginning at adolescence (13). They may work in primary care or an outpatient hospital setting, but they do not work with children or require experience in pediatrics. Providers who specialize as adult gerontology nurse practitioners practice in community-based settings including private practice offices 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 (AGPCNP).


UC Online | MSN AGPCNP Program Overview

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.

UC Online AGPCNP Program Highlights

The UC Difference

Affordable Quality Education:
  • Federal financial aid available
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  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP certification intensive review
  • AGPCNP certification exam pass rate of 100% in 2023*
  • Faculty are practicing nurses, up-to-date clinically
  • 100% online program, no site visits required
  • Option to transfer credits
  • Courses offered in spring, summer and fall semesters
  • Asynchronous coursework
Support from Application to Graduation:
  • Enrollment advisors help you navigate the application/enrollment process
  • Student and faculty advisor support through the program
  • Clinical planning support team and resources
  • Join network of nearly 20,000 alumni throughout the U.S.

* ANCC certification pass rates are based on 2023 graduates. Data published 3/27/2024.

Is an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Degree Right for Me?

Do you enjoy primary care but want to work with teen, adult and geriatric patients? Then UC’s AGPCNP program may be right for you. As an AGPCNP, 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 FNP vs. AGNP: What Are the Degree & Career Differences?


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AGPCNP Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner job growth is projected to increase by 45% through 2029.

Where is there a need for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner jobs?

With the evolving healthcare system and an aging population, patients and providers are tapping nurse practitioners to meet rising demand for primary care NPs. 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 NPs can work in settings such as:

    • 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

An MSN AGPCNP degree from UC allows you to pursue specialty areas such as:

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

* For more information on the oncology specialty for AGPCNPs, read our AGPCNP with Oncology Specialty: What to Know blog.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001. Contact CCNE at 202-887-6791. CCNE is the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).


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The University of Cincinnati Master’s Degree in Nursing Program (all tracks except AGACNP, NNP, and ACPNP tracks are delivered via distance education) pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. 202-909-2487. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

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Our Graduate Nursing programs were ranked in the Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans. UC Online is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program and believes in providing opportunities to Veterans not only locally, but across the United States. Our flexible and fully online curriculum makes it easy for veterans to balance school and life by logging on to class when it is convenient to you. For more information, check out our military page or reach out to an advisor.
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Is UC Online right for me?

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Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition for the MSN AGPCNP online program is affordably priced. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.
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100% pass rate on the ANCC AGPCNP certification exam


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