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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The focus of this option is the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered primary care and offers both didactic and clinical experiences that prepare nurse practitioners to care for the physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual health of patients, families, and communities. The curriculum integrates research, policy, technology, simulation, and evidence-based nursing practice with diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment to solve real-world health care problems.

Students in our MSN program complete the coursework online via distance education and the any required clinical practicum rotations in their local community with faculty mentoring. There are full-time and part-time enrollment options in the AGPCNP field of study.

The distance-based format allows professional nurses to advance their education with access to GW’s resources and expert faculty while continuing to work. In addition, students attend select on-campus experiences to interact with faculty and other students. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the nationally recognized AANP or ANCC certification examination for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner role and population focus.