Adult - Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Allen College offers the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practioner (AGPCNP) track in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program for those interested in seeking certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The goal of this MSN track is to prepare advanced practice nurses with the expertise needed to meet the primary care demands of adults and the rapidly growing segment of the population of older persons. The focus of this MSN track will provide a broad foundation in adult/older adult primary care with a significant emphasis on (1) disease prevention, (2) health promotion and (3) care of adults with chronic diseases and health conditions. Graduates gain the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, diagnose and manage common acute and chronic adult health problems, including the unique aspects related to care of older persons. Students also gain an understanding of the healthcare delivery system in this country. The AGPCNP collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure continuity of care in a range of settings. Graduates of the track will complete a minimum of  600 hours of directly supervised clinical practice.