Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to care for patients 13 and older for diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions.

Certification & Career

Graduates meet criteria to take the certification exam to become an Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) and work in a variety of community-based, primary care settings. AGPC nurse practitioners are employed in private practice offices, clinics, long-term care and home care.

Clinical Hours

Students complete a minimum of 504 clinical hours with a nurse practitioner or medical doctor preceptor. Clinical placements are determined by students’ areas of interest and career goals. Students can complete hours in most locations, based on ability to meet course objectives.

The remaining 500 hours are focused on the DNP project. This quality improvement project is grounded in a clinical problem, and students work closely with a DNP advisor to formulate the project.

Prior Experience

Students must have a minimum of one year nursing experience. We encourage students to have excellent assessment skills at the generalist level before undertaking advanced practice, and offer a part-time program option to allow nurses to continue working while gaining valuable skills.


The program can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in nine semesters. Part-time students will receive an individualized schema.

Students are required to attend classes onsite for one week each semester.


Full-Time Semester Schema
Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 3

NDNP 8002 (3 Credits)
Role Seminar for the Doctorally Prepared APRN

NDNP 9004 (3 Credits)
Biostatistis for EBP

NDNP 9001 (2 Credits)
Informatics for DNP Practice

NDNP 9015 (3 Credits)
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

NURS 8022 (4 Credits)
Advanced Human Physiology & Pathophysiology

NDNP 9005 (2 Credits) Optional Doctoral Writing Elective

NURS 8014 (3 Credits)
Epidemiologic Methods in Health Care

NDNP 8010 (3 Credits)
Finance & Economics of Health Care

NURS 8002 (3 Credits)
Theoretical Basis of Clinical Reasoning

Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6

NURS 8020 (3 credits)
Advanced Health Assessment

NDNP 9006 (4 Credits)
Essentials of Research Methods for EBP

NDNP 9010 (3 Credits)
Health Care Policy for Doctorally Prepared Nurse

NDNP 9030 (4 Credits)
Planning, Management & Evaluation of Programs & Projects

NURS 8026 (3 Credits)
Differential Diagnosis for the APN

NURS 8024 (3 Credits)
Pharmacology for Advanced Practice

ANNP 8030 (3 Credits)
Clinical Management I

ANNP 8010 (3 Credits)
Practicum I

ANNP 8020 (1 Credit)
Seminar I

Semester 7 Semester 8 Semester 9

ANNP 8032 (3 Credits)
Clinical Management II

NDNP 9025 (3 Credits)
DNP Practicum I

ANNP 8012 (3 Credits)
Practicum II

ANNP 8022 (1 Credit)
Seminar II

ANNP 8002C (3 Credits)
AG-ACNP Special Topics I

ANNP 8014 (3 Credits)
Practicum III

ANNP 8024 (2 Credits)
Seminar III

NDNP 9035 (3 Credits)
DNP Practicum II

ANNP 8004C (3 Credits)
AG-ACNP Special Topics II

NDNP 9040 (2 Credits)
DNP Leadership Seminar

NDNP 9042 (3 Credits)
DNP Writing Seminar

NDNP 9038 (3 Credits)
DNP Practicum III


If you have specific questions about the program, contact the Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or