Master of Science: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

Continue your professional nursing development as an Advanced Practice Nurse with prescriptive practice by earning your MSN Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) degree. As an AGNP you are prepared to deliver and manage the primary care needs of the adult population (adolescents through the frail elderly). Become an independent practitioner who provides patient care in ambulatory and long-term care settings to improve the health of diverse populations. You will practice autonomously in collaboration with an inter-professional team to manage acute and chronic conditions and promote optimal health for this population.

Online Courses and Clinical Practice

The program is offered fully online with clinical practice completed in three designated courses (585 hours). You will complete the 37-credit program in about three years. Work under the guidance of doctoral prepared faculty and qualified preceptors to provide care in designated clinical practicum sites that meet the program objectives. Program graduates are eligible to apply for national certification from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), State Board of Nursing licensure as an APN, and for admission to doctoral study. We also offer a Post Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degree leave the program with the skills needed to take on leadership roles in healthcare teams to improve patient-centered care, safety and quality improvements, and to act ethically in all aspects of the nursing practice. Courses in the program include Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice, Primary Care of the Adult Gerontology Population, Primary Care of Women, and Advanced Health Assessment, to name a few. Follow this link to view MSN Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program outcomes.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master’s degree in nursing program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Felician University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.887.6791

The online delivery of the program is accredited by the Middle States Association on Higher Education. These accreditations ensure that our program continues to grow and meet the high standards of both organizations.

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Required Courses

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Admission Requirements

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Graduate Course Catalog

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