Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (AGNP-PC)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program with an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Primary Care (AGNP-PC) clinical specialty prepares the nurse for advanced practice in a primary care setting. The focus of the clinical sequence is on the adult and adolescent client and his/her response to actual or potential health care needs.
Primary care includes the assumption of accessible, accountable, comprehensive, coordinated first-contact care, as well as longitudinal management. Opportunity is provided to study the theoretical foundation of nursing practice with the development of practice models of primary care. Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning are taught as the basis for nursing management.
The study and practice of gerontological nursing are integrated in the clinical sequence. Emphasis is placed on the development of clinical judgment in health promotion as well as in the nursing management of acute and chronic health problems.
Clinical practicum is implemented in a variety of settings, including an autonomous primary care nursing center. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Graduate Specialty Coordinator
Cynthera McNeill, D.N.P., APRN, AGPCNP-C