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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Program Director Jane Flanagan talks about the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner specialty.

The adult-gerontology primary care (AGPC) specialty track prepares nurse practitioners (NPs) to provide quality primary health care to meet the unique health needs across the lifespan, from adolescents through older adulthood. AGPC NPs provide care in a wide variety of settings. Students in this program complete: 500 minimum directly supervised clinical hours in addition to the required course work based on path of entry.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Manage the health care of adults across the lifespan providing health promotion and care based on current nursing science and science from other disciplines
  • Evaluate and ensure the continuous quality of health care delivery by considering ethics, research, health policy, access, and cost
  • Participate in interdisciplinary, culturally-sensitive teaching, counseling, and healing with patients, families and communities, locally and globally
  • Clearly define the contributions of the advanced practice nurse to quality care outcomes
  • Sit for a national certification examination.  There are two options:  the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Apply for advanced practice licensure
  • Apply for prescription writing privileges and be eligible for third party reimbursement
  • Apply to doctoral programs
  • Assume an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner role in a variety of health care settings

The adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner specialty is offered to students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds through a number of routes to entry and program options. Find your pathway to entry.

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