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.

Aspiring nurse practitioners who want to work in acute care settings, such as hospitals, should instead expore the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care specialty.

Prior Experience

At least one year of RN work experience is required before applying.

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