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Master’s in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The Master’s in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program from Adelphi University prepares RNs licensed in New York State with bachelor’s degrees for advanced practice as Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. This online, 45-credit hour degree program can be completed within three years. It features small classes and individualized mentoring by nurse practitioner faculty.
A Curriculum Focused on Nursing Career Advancement
The program is designed to help registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees become Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Graduates are eligible for New York State licensure and national board certification as an AGPCNP.
This three credit course is the first of three comprehensive courses focusing on diagnosis and management of the primary care adult. ,Content related to cardiac, respiratory, hematological, dermatological, eyes, ears, nose and throat disorders are emphasized. Complementing this course is the clinical practicum where application of didactic work is integrated.
This three-credit course will critically review and analyze health assessment as a model for the development of diagnostic reasoning skills. A regional approach to physical examination will be introduced and practiced and used to develop critical thinking and clinical decision making skills. The course builds on basic health assessment skills and emphasizes advanced assessment skills, lab work, interpretation, validation, documentation and analysis of assessment findings. A synthesis of the physical, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, occupational, and spiritual assessments will lead to a statement of the wellness/illness status and risk appraisal of the individual. Legal and ethical components of client interaction are included, as well as communication and leadership skills.
This course focuses on the necessary skills for promoting health and preventing the onset of disease states in adults. Health promotion and disease prevention evidence based knowledge will be explored, focusing on clinical application.
Move Your RN Career Forward
Waivable application fee
Transfer up to Six credits
No GRE Required
It’s the right time to take the next step in your career as an RN. Earn your online adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner master’s degree from Adelphi University. Submit your application today.
Classes start on August 28, 2023. Apply Now.
|Degree||Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution|
|License||New York state RN license for online verification purposes|
|Other Requirements||2 letters of recommendation, résumé, and $60 application fee|
|Online Application Form||Apply Now|
Adelphi University welcomes international students who are licensed in New York State. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
|Degree||Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in both English and the original language|
|Transcripts||Official transcripts from all prior institutions|
|License||New York state RN license for online verification purposes|
|Other Requirements||2 letters of recommendation, résumé, English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or DET) scores, personal essay, and $60 application fee|
|Online Application Form||Apply Now|
The online gerontology nurse practitioner master’s degree program accepts up to six transfer credit hours. All transfer credits must be approved no later than the first semester of admission to the program.
When to Apply
Apply now to earn an online gerontology nurse practitioner master’s degree from Adelphi University.
An Affordable, Flexible AGPCNP Program
$38,250 Total Tuition
$850 per Credit
The online Master’s in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is an affordable route to career advancement opportunities within your field. From scholarships to student loans, we are committed to helping you understand your options regarding financing your education.
|Cost per term||~$2,550|
|Total number of credit hours||45|
|Total estimated cost, minus fees||$38,250|
|Additional fees, if applicable||$60 application fee|
An application fee waiver is available to all military personnel and veterans. To learn more about this and other benefits for servicemembers please visit our veterans and military resource page here.
Financial Aid Opportunities
When you apply to Adelphi University, we suggest you fill out the FAFSA® as soon as possible. Adelphi’s FAFSA® number is 002666.
In addition to FAFSA® and any financial aid Adelphi University can offer, we encourage you to search for tuition assistance from your employer, grants or scholarships. You can also speak with an Adelphi enrollment counselor at any time to explore your options by calling 855.476.7985. Find out more about financial aid.
A Career-Ready Program
It’s time to take the next step in your RN career — all NP positions are projected to increase by 40% through 20312. If you have a bachelor’s degree and are licensed RN in New York State, the Online Master’s in Adult AGPCNP program can get you there.
- Online format
- Small classes
- Individualized faculty mentoring
- Median Income for AGPCNP Gradates is $121,610 Full-time 1
- Multiple Healthcare Settings
Robust Career Services
As an online student, you will have access to comprehensive support through our Center for Career and Professional Development. Our team of career educators can prepare you for professional success through services like Handshake, recruitment programs and job fairs.
Opportunities Across Multiple Clinical Areas and Settings
Top clinical focus areas for AGPCNPs are primary care, geriatrics and oncology/hematology.1
The top practice settings for AGPCNPs are hospital outpatient clinic, hospital inpatient unit and private group practice.1
Full-time AGPCNPs have a total median income — which includes base salary, productivity bonuses, incentive payments and more — of $121,610 – $165,240.1
The Online Masters in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program from Adelphi University prepares RNs who are licensed in New York State and have bachelor of science in nursing degree for advanced practice as Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Graduates are eligible for New York State Adult Health Nurse Practitioner licensure and eligible to sit for national board certification as an AGPCNP.
What You’ll Learn
- You will gain knowledge of complex systems and skills in collaboration with others.
- Integrate theories and knowledge into practice to provide evidence-based quality care that is ethical, culturally competent, safe, efficient and cost-effective to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.
- Use knowledge of healthcare policy and healthcare finance to meet organizational goals.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Individuals in Primary Care
- Healthcare Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Delivery of Treatment Options
- Outcome Delivery
- Strategy Development
Dorothy Ferraro, AGPCNP Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health
Doctorate, Nursing Practice
Master’s Degree, Nursing, ANP-BC
Dory Roedel Ferraro, DNP, APRN-BC, CBN is a doctorally-prepared, board-certified nurse practitioner with a strong clinical background and elite leadership ability. She has extensive experience in healthcare management, clinical patient care, clinical research and nursing education. Areas of specialty include practice management, bariatric surgery and bariatric medicine, bariatric program development and expert consultation.
Get Support from Experienced Faculty
Our faculty members are expert practitioners in their fields and are dedicated to supporting our students and helping them grow as learners. They take pride in working with students, which is made possible by our small class sizes. Through the course of your study at Adelphi, they’ll be here to guide you and help you with your questions, so you’ll always feel supported.
Online Study at Adelphi University
By enrolling in Adelphi University’s online programs, you’re gaining access to a team of supportive faculty and top-notch student services. Online study at Adelphi includes:
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We do accept transfer credits, which can help reduce your total tuition as well as the time you will have to spend earning your degree. To learn more, review the details of the program you want to enroll in on the program overview page.
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- “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022 29-1171 Nurse Practitioners.” Retrieved April 28, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291171.htm
- “Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners.” Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved March 14, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm#:~:text=Overall%20employment%20of%20nurse%20anesthetists,the%20average%20for%20all%20occupations.