Online MSN in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Program
Begin an exciting new stage in your nursing career with the entirely online Master of Science in Nursing Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN AGNP) program at UC Online. Through this accelerated program, students can earn their master’s degree in as little as two years.
The nursing degree programs at UC Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Prospective students must have a BSN from an accredited institution to enroll. An additional one year or more of RN work is preferred but not required.
What do Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners do?
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioners promote health in their communities with a special focus on culturally diverse and high-risk populations. They work with young adult, adult, and older adult populations conducting health assessments and helping patients manage chronic illness and other health issues. Fully licensed AGNPs are considered independent healthcare providers with prescriptive authority in all 50 states. They are also primary care providers according to federal law.
The online MSN AGNP program prepares professional nurses to work with patients at many different stages in life. Courses focus on in-depth study of a wide variety of advanced topics including physiology, health assessments, and the finance and economics of healthcare.
This accelerated curriculum is comprised of:
· 44 total credit hours
· 504 hours of clinicals
· 42 lab hours
For accelerated online students, this coursework can be completed in as little as 6 semesters, or two years. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam.
Graduates of this program will be eligible for licensure within the state of Ohio. Other states may have restrictions for out-of-state nursing programs and online programs. Students based outside of Ohio should contact the appropriate licensing agency in their state of residence before enrolling in a nursing program with UC Online. Discover which UC online nursing programs are available in your state with our helpful interactive map.
Becoming an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner: Career Options
The Nurse Practitioner field is expected to grow 31% from 2014 to 2024, creating a high demand for well qualified nursing professionals. With so many opportunities, AGNP career opportunities can vary greatly depending on geographical location, patient demographics, and clinical setting. Primary care adult-gerontology nurse practitioners can expect to find successful careers in the location of their choice.
Job opportunities as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner include positions at:
· Private Practices
· Ambulatory Care Centers
· Community Clinics
· Long Term Care Facilities
· Rehabilitation Centers
· VA Facilities
· College Campuses
Learn more about our online Master’s in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program today!
UC Online’s AGNP degree can be completed in as little as two years, and new students are admitted every semester. Want to learn more? Request more information. Ready to get started? Begin your application today.