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 (indicated in the following schema) are offered on campus during certain semesters only, which could impact your plan of study and time to degree completion.

Enrollment in these courses will be based on the satisfactory completion of the required prerequisite courses (if applicable). The ability to enroll in an in-person section of a course depends on the course meeting a minimum student enrollment requirement necessary to offer a course section.

  • Total Credit Hours: 44
  • Total Clinical Hours: 504
  • Total Laboratory Hours: 42
Full-Time Semester Schema
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3

NURS 8004 (3 Credits)
Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 8022*** (4 Credits)
Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology

NURS 8002 (3 Credits)
Theoretical Basis for Clinical Reasoning

NURS 8020C*** (3 Credits)
Advanced Health Assessment

3 Laboratory Hours/Week

NURS 8026* (3 Credits)
Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse

NURS 8024* (3 Credits)
Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6

ANNP 8040** (2 Credits)
AGPC Practicum I

ANNP 8050** (1 Credit)
Seminar I

NURS 8006 (3 Credits)
Research & Best Evidence for Clinical Reasoning

ANNP 8030*** (3 Credits)
Clinical Management I

ANNP 8042*** (3 Credits)
AGPC Practicum II

ANNP 8052*** (1 Credit)
AGPC Seminar II

ANNP 8032 (3 Credits)
Clinical Management II

ANNP 8044* (4 Credits)
AGPC Practicum III

ANNP 8054* (2 Credits)
AGPC Seminar III & Capstone

NURS 8008 (3 Credits)
Health Care Policy

*Offered on campus in spring semesters
** Offered on campus in summer semesters
***Offered on campus in fall semesters


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