Post-MSN Certificate

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration (AGPCNP)


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 inappropriate 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 adolescent to adult patients. Graduates of this program practice adult primary health care as well as the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.

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. 

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

Didactic 1 credit hour = 15 contact hours                                

Clinical 1 credit hour = 60 clinical contact hours

Total contact hours = 1245

Post-Master’s Certificate Nurse Practitioner students who did not complete Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, and/or Advanced Physical Assessment during their previous graduate studies or prior to admission will be required to take these courses. A gap analysis to determine what/if any additional courses are required for the respective program will be completed by the Program Director upon admission.

+ TERM 3

NURS 5110 Pharmacotherapeutics 
NURS 5101 Advanced Pathophysiology for Primary Care 
NURS 5121 Advanced Health Assessment *
TERM I Credit Hours Didactic Contact Hours Clinical Contact Hours
NURS 5805 Adult Gero Primary Care I 3 45 -
NURS 5808 Adult Gero Primary Care I Clinical*** 4 - 240
NURS 6122 Skills and Procedures for Primary Care NP 3 45 -
NURS 5965 Adult Gero Primary Care II 3 45 -
NURS 5968 Adult Gero Primary Care II Clinical *** 4 - 240
NURS 5970 Primary Care III Adult Gero Clinical Intensive *** 5 30 240
NURS 6420 Health Promotion Theory and Population Health 3 - -
NURS 6328 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing 3 45 -
+ NURS 5110 Pharmacotherapeutics 3 45 -
+ NURS 5101 Advanced Pathophysiology for Primary Care 3 - -
+ NURS 5121 Advanced Health Assessment * 3 30 60
TOTAL 37 330 780

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.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate coursework

  • Unencumbered/unrestricted RN license in good standing, Current CV, or resume.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) provider status.

  • Official transcripts from all institutions where credit was earned.

  • Two letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic and clinical potential.

  • Personal statement that addresses the desired area of specialization, personal attributes, program, and career goals.

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.

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