With the U.S. geriatric population projected to double by 2030, there is a growing need for primary care nurse practitioners with expertise in addressing the complex care needs of seniors. The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialty will prepare you for this opportunity.
As a student in this track, you'll learn to: Provide primary care to geriatric patients as well as adolescents (ages 13+), young adults and adults; and Improve quality of life through comprehensive assessment and management of health and illness in the context of individuals, families, health care settings and society.
Adult-gerontology primary care NPs can work in a range of settings, including primary care office-based clinics, primary care clinics affiliated with hospitals or community health centers, specialty practices (e.g. neurology, infectious disease, oncology, orthopaedics), geriatric settings (e.g. long-term care centers, acute rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities), palliative care settings, college health settings, travel health clinics.
Program graduates are eligible to take the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In 2020 and 2021, over 95% of our graduates passed the ANCC exam.