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 of this major meet criteria for taking certification exams as Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.

The nurse practitioner role is showing considerable growth. A certified NP may work for a physician group, seeing the patient in the office and following up in the hospital, or with a specialty group like cardiology, orthopedics or general practice. Graduates are employed in private practice, clinics, long-term care, home care and various occupational health settings, as well as physician practice groups.

Prior Experience

At least one year of RN work experience is preferred.

Clinical Hours

Students spend a minimum of 504 practicum hours with nurse practitioner or physician preceptors. Clinical placements are determined by students'€™ areas of interest and career goals. Clinical hours may be completed in most geographical locations based on ability to meet course objectives.


The program can be completed as reflected in the schema, or at a slower pace with the guidance and approval of a faculty advisor. Some courses are offered on campus during certain semesters only, which could impact your plan of study and time to degree completion.

  • Total Credit Hours: 44
  • Total Clinical Hours: 504
  • Total Laboratory Hours: 42


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