Post-MSN Certificate

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration (AGPCNP)

Next Start Date: Fall Term


Concentration Overview

Goldfarb’s AGPCNP post-master's certificate program prepares students to educationally and clinically provide care for adults, as well as diagnose, treat and manage adults with acute and chronic conditions in appropriate primary care settings.

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration offers a post-master's certificate for MSN-prepared registered nurses interested in specializing in primary care management for adolescents to adult patients. Graduates of this program practice adult primary health care as well as the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. Applicants must have one year of full-time experience in a hospital, out-patient clinic or other approved setting.

Concentration Highlights

Our Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration has many benefits for students.

Top Faculty and Robust Curriculum

Our faculty of practicing nurse practitioners bring real-world relevance and depth to the learning experience. You’ll benefit from a curriculum of wide-ranging courses taught by dedicated faculty who are invested in your training to become an advanced practice nurse.

World-Class Clinical Simulation Institute

Our Clinical Simulation Institute offers the ideal training ground to practice skills and scenarios in a realistic setting. High-tech equipment and cutting-edge simulators will give you an opportunity to practice your knowledge and clinical judgment in a supportive learning environment.

Affiliations with Top Institutions

We’re proud to be associated with the area’s top medical institutions. Our close relationship with Washington University School of Medicine gives our students access to their clinics as well as valuable clinical experience with the medical staff. As a student, you’ll also have an opportunity to engage with Washington University School of Medicine and University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy colleagues. 

Career Prospects

Graduates of the accredited Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration will be prepared to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exams to become certified in the field. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be prepared for a profession that’s nationally rated in desirability, offers an open job market and quick job placement.

As an advanced practice nurse, you will have an opportunity to deliver patient care in a variety of settings such as family practice offices, internal medicine offices, some hospital settings, urgent care, community clinics, assisted living and long-term facilities and home health settings.

Sample Course Sequence for a Post-MSN Student

NOTE: Courses and sequencing are subject to change.

Program Flyer
Primary Care I 3
Primary Care I Clinical* 3
Primary Care II 3
Primary Care II Clinical** 3
Management of Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Primary Care III Clinical* 3
*Clinical Contact Hours 168
Total Clinical Hours 504

Admission Requirements

The following items are required when applying to the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration program:

  • Master's of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course
  • Separate Graduate courses in advance Health Assessment, Pharmacology and Pathophysiology.
  • Active RN license in good standing
  • One year of full-time equivalent RN experience in a hospital, out-patient clinic, or other approved health care setting
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) provider status

An email with additional information regarding compliance requirements will be sent three months prior to the start date. 

Costs and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

We want you to be successful as you embark on the Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration program. Take a look at what financial assistance options are available to you.

Tuition Costs

Earning your Post-MSN Certificate is a significant investment, and one of the most important ones you will make. Take a look at expenses or download our program cost flyer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see a list of frequently asked questions below.

If you have additional questions, please contact Beth Beyatte, Director of the Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, at [email protected].

When can I apply?

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program accepts applications throughout the entire school year.

If I am accepted, when can I start the program?

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program currently starts in Fall of each year.

How long does the program last?

Students who have already completed a Master’s degree in Nursing usually complete the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program in as little as 12 months.

Where can I complete my precepted clinical experiences?

The school has a unique relationship with several community partners including the Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University Physician’s Group, Barnes-Jewish Medical Group, the Center for Preoperative Assessment and Planning, Barnes Care Occupational Health Services, the Psychiatric Stabilization Center, and numerous private family and specialty practices. Because of these relationships, the program director and student placement specialist team can assist many students in finding appropriate preceptors.

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