Nursing—Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, CAGS

The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care CAGS,  offers nurse practitioners (NPs) with certification in a different specialty the opportunity to prepare for practice providing high-quality adult primary care services as an adult-gerontology NP. Adult-gerontology NPs provide services to individuals across most of the life span in clinics, private practices, home care, long-term care, and day programs. Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for the adult-gerontology certification exam.

Prerequisite Courses

To ensure that all students have the foundation necessary to be successful in this program, each incoming student, regardless of his or her background, must have completed coursework in the following areas with a minimum grade of B.

Advanced Pharmacology
Pathology for Advanced Practice
Health Assessment

Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.

Core Requirements

Students should refer to the Program Overview page for required program prerequisites.

A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

Required Courses
NRSG 6222Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults2
NRSG 6249Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult3
NRSG 6253Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Health Problems4
NRSG 6254Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Complex Patients4
NRSG 6449Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult Practicum1
NRSG 6450Adult/Older Adult Practicum 14
NRSG 6451Adult/Older Adult Practicum 24
Elective 2

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required