Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner : Online


Why study Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner : Online?

UC's Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP online program prepares students at the highest level of nursing practice to care for patients 13 and older from wellness to illness, which includes preventative, chronic and acute care with an emphasis on education, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation.

Students learn from doctorally prepared DNP faculty the advanced skills needed to perform physical exams, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications and more, all while considering environmental, occupational, social and economic factors that impact patient outcomes.

DNP coursework adds instruction in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, policy advocacy, informatics and systems leadership. Students in the Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program complete a final DNP project that demonstrates mastery of the concepts and impacts health care outcomes at a systems or population level.

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Admission Requirements

UC’s Adult-Gero Primary Care NP online program is offered as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP). Individuals must have a BSN from an accredited nursing school with a recommended overall GPA of at least 3.25 and a science GPA of at least 3.0; a statistics course with at least a C grade; a registered nurse (RN) license; and at least one year of independent work experience as an RN. The GRE is not required for admission.

Applicants must complete an application through NursingCAS (not UC College of Nursing). The application requires a resume; state verification of a current, active, unrestricted RN license; a personal statement; official transcripts; a list of courses taken at all higher education institutions attended; contact information for at least three references; a UC Graduate School application (completed after the NursingCAS application); and an interview.

For more details, visit the DNP Admissions page.

Graduates of UC's Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program meet educational requirements to take exams for national certification. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awards the AGPCNP-BC credential, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) awards the A-GNP credential. Adult-Gero Primary Care NPs who work in specialty clinics sometimes pursue additional certifications in their sub-specialty focus area.

Certified Adult-Gero Primary Care NPs work in a variety of community-based primary care settings, including clinics focused on a specialty — such as cardiology, dermatology or endocrinology — hospital outpatient clinics, private practices and long-term care facilities.

Application Deadlines

UC accepts applications for the Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program starting in August of each year for a start term the following August. Applications are typically accepted through the following March or April and decisions are sent to applicants on a rolling basis. Individuals who apply by the priority deadline have the best chance of acceptance.

For full details and deadline dates, visit the DNP Admissions page.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

For accreditation information specific to the College of Nursing, visit our Accreditation page.

Contact Information

Graduate Programs
3110 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
(513) 558-3600

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Program Code: 29DOC-AGPC-DNP-.AGPC-DL