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Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Salary & Career Outlook

Care for All Adult-Age Patients as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Hands-on experience for the workforce

Certification and licensure preparation

Florida A&M University’s online MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program delivers the credential you need to increase your salary potential and expand your career outlook. You’ll graduate with the AGPCNP degree to become an advanced practice registered nurse practitioner.

  • Increase your worth. The median annual salary for nurse practitioners in 2021 was $123,780, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
  • Prepare for certification and licensure. Graduate fully equipped with the skills to sit for the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam, apply for licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner and qualify for advanced careers.
  • Experience an ACEN-accredited education. Stand out among applicants for nursing jobs with a degree accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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Career Outcomes

Nurse Practitioner $123,780 per year1

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner $90,296 per year2

In-Demand Careers at the Highest Level of Nursing

Climb the career ladder in nursing and become an APRN with expertise in delivering high-quality, specialized advanced nursing care to young, middle-aged and aging adults in the primary care setting with the online MSN AGPCNP program from FAMU. Through courses focused on providing patient-centered care by employing evidence-based practice designed to improve quality of care and health outcomes, this degree delivers expert-level skills you can apply in diverse nursing careers. Additionally, the program offers the organizational leadership skills required by advanced practice registered nurse practitioners.

What Does a Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Do?

An AGPCNP provides specialized, comprehensive care for adolescents, young, middle, and older adults in a variety of primary care settings. Responsibilities in this role may include:

  • Assess and diagnose health issues for adults of all ages.3
  • Aid in the transition between care settings while proving education to the patient and their caregivers.3
  • Provide patient care in long-term care settings, hospital-based clinics and private practices.3

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

  • How to apply cultural sensitivity to better address healthcare needs for individuals of all backgrounds.
  • Essential clinical management skills to apply in your career as a leader in adult gerontology.
  • How to apply proven research methods to your practice after graduation.

Program Outcomes

The Support You Need for the Career You Want

FAMU’s Career and Professional Development Center connects students with the resources they need for success after graduation. Our nursing students can stay connected with their classmates and the nursing community through our alumni and nursing associations. Discover new career opportunities, network with other professionals in your field and advance your potential.

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Sources and Disclaimers

  1. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Apr. 18, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022, from
  2. Average Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Salary. May 21, 2022. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from
  3. Are You Considering a Career as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner? June 17, 2020. Retrieved Sept. 19, 2022, from

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for master’s nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.