AGPCNP Programs

Nurses that choose to go into advanced practices such as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care should have good communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills. The career of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners is one that requires advanced degrees and certifications. The salary of ADPCNP’s is a reflection of how much time and energy they put into getting where they are.

Educational Path of an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

To be eligible to become an AGPCNP, you must first hold a current and active Registered Nurse license. You must also have a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree from an accredited AGPCNP Program. There is a requirement of a 500 hour minimum of faculty-supervised clinicals that must be done within the role of AGPCNP. Coursework done in advanced physiology/pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacology must also have been completed. Once these steps have been taken, a competency exam with a passing score is the final piece to becoming a certified AGPCNP. These certifications must be renewed every five years through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Colleges with Nursing Programs

All listed colleges are accredited and have financial aid assistance if you qualify.