Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

Students in APU’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program learn to provide primary care to young adults, adults, and older adults across the continuum of care from wellness to illness.

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program prepares students to provide primary care to the young adult, adult, and older adult age spectrum across the continuum of care from wellness to illness, in settings that include community health centers and clinics, private medical practices, long-term care facilities, and patient homes. Graduates are eligible to apply to the state of California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner and may apply for national AGPCNP certification through examination.

Requirements

Academic Core Courses10
GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 508AResearch and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing4
Advanced Practice Core Courses12
GNRS 512Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion 14 (3/1)
GNRS 513Advanced Nursing Practice Role2
GNRS 515Advanced Pathophysiology3
GNRS 594Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing3
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses25
GNRS 580Gerontology2
GNRS 581Primary Health Care of the Older Adult5 (2/3)
GNRS 589Adolescent Health Care2
GNRS 591Primary Health Care of the Childbearing Family4 (2/2)
GNRS 592APrimary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family6 (3/3)
GNRS 593Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family4 (2/2)
GNRS 592BPrimary Health Care Clinical Practicum2 (0/2)
Specialization Option Courses: No Requirement
Concluding Course1
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
Total Units48

Admission

University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.

International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.