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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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.
- The field of advanced nursing is expected to grow 45% by 20301
- More than 121,000 new positions for nurse practitioners are expected to be created by 20301
- The top nurse practitioners earned up to $200,540 in 20211
- The top clinical focus areas for AGPCNP professionals are primary care, geriatrics and oncology/hematology3
- The top practice settings for AGPCNPs are hospital outpatient clinic, hospital inpatient unit and private group practice3
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.
- Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, best evidence and nursing to support advanced practice nursing.
- Utilize leadership skills to foster collaboration, change, and advocacy to influence advanced practice nursing and improve health care.
- Use best available evidence to implement initiatives to continuously improve quality and safety in health care.
- Integrate evidence, clinical guidelines, and clinical investigative skills to guide advanced practice nursing and improve health outcomes.
- Utilize appropriate technologies and information literacy skills to optimize health outcomes in advanced practice nursing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the development, analysis, and evaluation of health policies and health care affecting advanced practice nursing and health outcomes.
- Analyze complex health systems to improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes.
- Apply ethical principles in decision-making to achieve sound solutions to issues related to individuals, populations and systems of care.
- Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for patient-centered care and professional development.
- Provide competent evidence-based advance practice nursing care within a primary care setting to diverse individuals, families and groups and manage heath and illness for adults across the life span.
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.Learn More
Sources and Disclaimers
- Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Apr. 18, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm.
- Average Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Salary. May 21, 2022. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Adult-Gerontology_Nurse_Practitioner_(AGNP)/Salary.
- Are You Considering a Career as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner? June 17, 2020. Retrieved Sept. 19, 2022, from https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/are-you-considering-a-career-as-an-adult-gerontology-primary-care-nurse-practitioner.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for master’s nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.