Advanced Practice Nursing, Dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty
The Dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (AG/WHNP) advanced practice nursing specialty option prepares students to provide comprehensive patient-centered, quality care to the entire spectrum of adults, including adolescents, adults, and older frail adults, and women's reproductive health needs.
School of Nursing Programs Offering the Dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health Specialty
Dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
The dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialty is designed for students who want to provide primary care to patients from adolescence through the adult years, with a particular focus on gender-related aspects of health and wellness.
As a graduate of this track, you'll be prepared to work in non-acute primary care settings and in various women's and reproductive health specialty settings (e.g. OB-GYN, infertility, family planning). Your unique skill set will allow you to bring both breadth and depth to the clinical care of patients, especially those who identify as female or present for care related to their sexual and reproductive health needs.
Our faculty members are active practitioners who bring the latest best practices in care into the classroom. In addition, they're helping to shape the future of health care through their research, scholarship and advocacy. The rigorous dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health NP program promotes close bonds with faculty and fellow students.
Boston is one of the best locations in the world in which to study to become a health professional. At the MGH Institute, you'll enjoy access to clinical placements at locations including:
- Planned Parenthood health centers
- OB-GYN clinics in underserved communities in Boston and throughout New England
- Specialty clinics (e.g. infertility, transgender care, breast and gynecological cancers, urogynecology, adolescent health)
You'll also have superb access to clinical rotations in clinical areas or with patient populations that interest you.
A Path to Board Certification
Program graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Corporation's Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner examination and the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
In recent years, 95 to 100 percent of our graduates have passed the Women's Health Care exam. In 2016, 100% percent of our graduates passed the ANCC's Adult-Gerontology exam.
Adult-gerontology/women's health NPs can work in a range of settings, including:
Community health centers
Health maintenance organizations
College health centers
Planned Parenthood health centers
OB-GYN and other specialty clinics
Additional Information on the AGPCNP
Meet our Faculty
Katherine Simmonds (specialty coordinator)
Amy Bruno (specialty coordinator)
Kathy Hall (specialty coordinator)
Antonia Makosky (specialty coordinator)