Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult-gerontology nurse practitioners (NPs) provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout the entirety of adulthood, forming lasting bonds with patients over the course of their time together. 

Adult-gerontology NPs take patient histories, perform diagnostic testing, interpret lab results, prescribe medications and other therapies, and refer patients to consultations—all while providing essential health and wellness education and counseling.

Where They Work

NPs in this specialty practice in a wide range of settings, including:

Community-based clinics


Private practice

Occupational health settings

Adult day care and assisted living facilities



Patient homes

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