Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

Care for Adolescents, Adults and Geriatric Patients

Our online adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner track develops the advanced knowledge and skills you need to provide chronic and acute primary care to adults of all ages. This track specifically promotes quality outcomes in managing health conditions and facilitates health promotion and disease prevention.

The aging population presents unique challenges to healthcare professionals. The role of the AGPCNP is to assess, diagnose and plan treatment for the health care needs of adults. The advantage of working as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner is that with this narrower age focus, you have the opportunity to dive more deeply into the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illnesses in this population.

In addition to screening patients, ordering tests and providing treatment plans, AGPCNPs may also manage transitions between care settings and provide patient and caregiver education.

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), facilities in which AGPCNPs practice vary: the top practice settings are hospital outpatient clinics, inpatient units and private practice. The AANP also notes that the top three diagnoses AGPCNPs treat are anxiety, abdominal pain and hypertension.

Clinical Placement Experts

Wilkes works with you to offer a high-quality placement experience that is compliant, meets University and national guidelines and prepares you for success in our adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program. Clinical placement services are built into the program and are provided at no additional charge. We partner with you to:

  • Research and find a nearby site aligned with your area of study and secure a preceptor.
  • Organize all necessary documents and clearance requirements prior to your clinicals.
  • Monitor your schedule and placement hours.

Admission Requirements | Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing – AGPCNP

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Associate degree in nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Admission Requirements | Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - AGPCNP

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Admission Requirements | Post-Graduate/APRN Certificate: AGPCNP

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates, such as official transcripts, for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • MSN, DNP or BSN-DNP degree with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license*
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Program Features

  • $728 per credit hour
  • Three opportunities per year to start classes
  • 12-week courses
  • 2018 board certification exams pass rate: 91.7%
  • Check state authorization

*Applications presenting a history of disciplinary action on professional licenses will be subject to an additional review process by the Special Licensure Discrepancy Committee of the University.