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Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Pursue Your NP with an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Online!

The online Master of Science in Nursing with an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (MSN-AGPCNP) specialization at Post University provides the opportunity to skills you could use to make a positive impact on patient care for all adults—both young and young-at-heart. Your advanced nursing practice program emphasizes critical areas in adult gerontology primary care settings, including assessment, prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic and acute conditions. Coursework also covers advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, advanced physical assessment, and concepts of aging. It also provides preceptorship experiences to translate online classroom learnings to real-world situations.

If you have a BSN degree, one year of work experience, and are passionate about providing quality patient-focused care as a leader of the healthcare team, our AGPCNP online program may be for you.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Programmatic Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

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The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization Program at a Glance

Flexible Online Classes

Monthly Start Dates

42-45 Credit Hours

28-Month Program

Individualized Precepted Clinicals 

Practice-Focused Curriculum for Real-World Skills

Coursework for your adult gerontology practitioner program is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Understand the aging changes and issues specific to the adult gerontological population
  • Assess, diagnose, and manage the care of older adults in primary care settings
  • Manage complex, acute, and chronic health problems as well as disease prevention among older adults
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered care which synthesizes the holistic nature of advanced nursing practice nursing and diagnostic reasoning
  • Foster collaboration and communication by engaging in leadership and scholarship activities
  • Evaluate the impact of legal, social, political, economic, and ethical issues as well as their influence on the provision and management of patient care services
  • Integrate clinical guidelines, research, clinical judgment, and interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Incorporate information technology when interacting and collaborating with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members
  • Advocate for ethical and culturally sensitive policies that impact access, equity, quality, and cost
  • Employ knowledge of organizational practices and complex systems to enhance delivery and quality of healthcare services
  • Apply sound ethical solutions to complex issues concerning the care of individuals and populations, and systems of care
  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences to provide patient-centered and evidence-based care while respecting diverse beliefs and attitudes
  • Engage in lifelong learning and commitment to the discipline of advanced practice nursing

State Authorization, Licensure, and Disclosures

While the Master of Science in Nursing (Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializations) is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements.

Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

The table at the following link shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes

Please see the University Catalog for the online MSN program’s full curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.

MSN Online Admissions Requirements
View the full list of the Nursing Admissions Requirements

Our admissions team is available to walk you through the application process and answer any questions on the online MSN degree program requirements. Contact us to learn more!

Tuition & Payment Options

View the Tuition and Fees section for information for the online MSN degree program costs.

We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:

  • External Scholarships
  • Nursing Tuition Reductions
  • Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
  • Post Eagle Program (Military)
  • Payment Plans
  • And more!


This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

MSN – Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization ​FAQs

Pursuing your MSN degree online is a big step. You probably have some questions. We have answers.

What is adult gerontology?

Adult gerontology is a specialized area within nursing that focuses on providing healthcare to adults. It encompasses the care of adults from young adulthood to old age and addresses the unique health challenges and needs that arise as individuals age. Nurses in this field are trained to provide comprehensive care, manage chronic illnesses, promote wellness, and support the quality of life for adult and older adult patients.

What does AGPCNP stand for?

AGPCNP is a specialized role in nursing that stands for “Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.” These nurse practitioners play a crucial role in improving the health and well-being of adults and the elderly by offering comprehensive and holistic care.

Where do adult gerontology nurse practitioners work?

Primary care adult gerontology nurse practitioners typically work in a range of healthcare settings with a focus on providing comprehensive care to adults. They can be found in primary care clinics, family medicine practices, nursing homes, and geriatric outpatient clinics, where they serve as the main point of contact for adult and elderly patients’ healthcare needs. They may also work in community health centers, home healthcare agencies, and assisted living facilities, where they deliver primary care services tailored to the specific requirements of adults and the elderly.

How can I become an adult gerontology nurse practitioner?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a prerequisite for advanced nursing education. You must first become a registered nurse (RN) and gain clinical experience, preferably in a geriatric or primary care setting. Then, you will need to pursue advanced education, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). After completing your advanced degree, you must sit for the national certification exam through an accredited nursing organization like the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The certification as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner may require ongoing education and professional development to maintain. You must also obtain a state-level Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license, which typically includes passing a national certification exam.

How long does it take to achieve an MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization?

Earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner specialization typically takes about 2 to 3 years of full-time study. However, program duration can vary based on factors like part-time enrollment, prior coursework, and specific program requirements.

Are there online adult gerontology nurse practitioner programs?

Yes. Post University’s online Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization offers flexible online classes with individualized practice experiences.



Is it hard to obtain an MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization?

The difficulty of obtaining an MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization can vary depending on individual factors like prior nursing experience, academic background, and program requirements. It involves a demanding curriculum focused on advanced nursing practice for adult and geriatric populations. However, with dedication and support, many nurses find it achievable and rewarding. Success in obtaining an MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization primarily depends on individual effort and determination.


Pursue Your Adult Gerontology Primary Care Specialization at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout the AGPCNP online program. We are here to help you achieve your MSN – Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization career goals.

Ready to make a difference in the healthcare needs of older adults? Contact us to learn more about our online MSN with a specialization in adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program.

This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.