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

This specialization 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 nurse practitioner. 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.

Core Requirements

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

Required Core
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 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3
NRSG 6222Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults2
NRSG 6449Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult Practicum1
NRSG 6450Adult/Older Adult Practicum 14
NRSG 6451Adult/Older Adult Practicum 24

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required