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M.S. in Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
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Next Start Date
Jul 1, 2024
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Accreditation
CCNE

Play a pivotal role in caring for older adults with an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree

Patients of all ages, including those 65+, deserve the kind of healthcare excellence that comes only from compassionate, caring professionals who are equipped to deliver evidence-based solutions. If you鈥檙e drawn to helping older adults and want to specialize in their care, as well as those with chronic comorbidities, let Franklin鈥檚 M.S in Nursing-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN-AGPCNP) degree put you on that path.

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Earn an In-Demand Degree

Fill the geriatric care gap.

$2,000 Smart Start Scholarship

New students in the MSN-AGPCNP program qualify for an automatic $2,000 scholarship.

Built-in Clinical Hours

Apply what you learn while you learn it.

Finish in as Few as 27 Months

Earn your primary care NP degree faster.

Online Coursework

Balance earning your degree with other work-life commitments.

Learn from the Best

Benefit from the experience of your instructors 鈥 seasoned, in-field practitioners.

MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Overview

Earn the qualifications you need to work with a growing population that needs nurse practitioners with a specialization in gerontology. Franklin鈥檚 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers RNs the opportunity to further develop their professional skills by becoming an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). With a flexible program designed for busy, working nurses, Franklin鈥檚 MSN-AGPCNP degree program fully prepares you to ensure healthcare delivery excellence for patients in adolescence through adulthood.

Align your career credentials with your passion for gerontology nursing

It takes a special kind of heart and competency to work with the 65+ population. If that鈥檚 you and you want to take your career to a new level while improving healthcare delivery and outcomes for older adults (and for anyone age 13+), Franklin鈥檚 MSN-AGPCNP degree is for you. This degree will prepare you for a leadership or clinical nursing position in a variety of primary care settings, including long-term and preventive care, hospitals, private clinics and community health centers.

Realize your potential and expand your scope of practice with an MSN-AGPCNP degree

In this degree program, you鈥檒l prepare to become an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner through a rigorously designed curriculum that emphasizes what next-level AGPCNPs need to know. You鈥檒l learn 鈥 and practice 鈥 a variety of specialized skills. From suturing, biopsy and diagnostics, to differential diagnosis, objective assessments and evidence-based interventions, you鈥檒l be enhancing the lives and care of our aging population.

Finish your degree faster, thanks to built-in clinical practice hours

Franklin鈥檚 MSN-AGPCNP degree program is unique because it weaves clinical practicum within your coursework. Thanks to this built-in experiential learning component, you鈥檒l apply what you learn while you learn it. Franklin鈥檚 MSN-AGPCNP degree program lets you acquire 600 hours of clinical practice experience that鈥檚 focused on primary care across the lifespan, plus the opportunity for a specialization rotation.

Earn an accredited nursing degree and qualify to apply to take the national certification exam

The master鈥檚 degree program in nursing at 麻豆传媒色情片 is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

As a student, you can be confident that your MSN will prepare you for advanced practice or doctoral-level study.

Once you complete your degree, you will be eligible to apply to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Passing the certification exam is necessary to receive a license to practice as an advanced registered nurse practitioner in most states.

Since licensing requirements vary from state to state, make sure you understand the rules and regulations guiding both the location and scope of your practice as it relates to your professional development goals.

Transfer up to 12 credits and finish your MSN faster

If you have previously taken MSN courses at a CCNE-accredited institution, you may be able to transfer credit and save time and money toward your Franklin MSN. Franklin offers course-for-course credit for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced physical assessment, as long as they have been completed within 3 to 5 years of your enrollment at Franklin. To see if your previous coursework can be used to satisfy degree requirements, you鈥檒l need to submit a syllabus for the course(s) you鈥檇 like to have evaluated for transfer credit. Your admissions advisor will be happy to assist you in any way.  

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, post-graduate APRN certificates, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at 麻豆传媒色情片 are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ().

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Your Best Value MSN-AGPCNP Track

Choose Franklin鈥檚 MSN-AGPCNP and you鈥檒l get more for your money while you make the most of your time. Complete your degree in as few as 27 months with online coursework and built-in clinical hours.

Automatic Smart Start Scholarship

$27,470
Total Tuition
$2,000
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$25,470
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Franklin鈥檚 competitive tuition rate and our Smart Start Scholarship puts your degree within reach.

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Affordable tuition rates for the accredited MSN-AGPCNP provide value and quality.

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions

41 Semester Hours
Major Area Required
NURS 612 - Role of the Master's Prepared Nurse (3)

This course assesses the various roles of the master's prepared nurse. The influence of the health care delivery systems, health care policy, diversity, ethics, quality, safety, theory, evidence based practice, and information systems on the role of the master's prepared nurse will be explored.

NURS 644 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

This course provides an in-depth study of the physiological changes and responses to altered health states and their impact on the functional status of patients. Students will focus on the essential knowledge of human health and disease across the lifespan. Pathophysiological theories and evidence-based research serve as a basis for applying content to population groups.

NURS 646 - Advanced Physical Assessment (3)

This course builds upon the student?s previous health assessment knowledge offering more advanced health assessment content to provide the foundation for advanced professional nursing roles. This course emphasizes knowledge of health assessment, including physical, psychosocial, spiritual health assessment, risk assessment, and functional assessment in diverse populations in the promotion of health and prevention of disease. To maintain a nursing focus on patient responses to health, illness, or the threat of illness, the nurse must exhibit effective communication and client teaching, which is incorporated throughout the course. The importance of effective documentation and health record keeping is included.

NURS 648 - Advanced Pharmacology (3)

This course focuses on the concepts, principles, and application of pharmacotherapeutics used in the management of health problems encountered in primary care. Emphasis is placed on theories and principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics, which provide a foundation for critical thinking, and the application of research finding. The focus on pharmacology is aimed at the treatment of acute and chronic health problems in populations over the lifespan. Prescriptive authority for nurses is explored.

NURS 693 - Evidence Based Practice & Quality Improv (3)

This course will explore and analyze methods to improve nursing practice and health outcomes. Collaborative efforts and ethical concerns are considered. Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating evidence-based practice and quality assurance initiatives.

NURS 698 - Diagnostic Methods for the Nurse Practitioner (2)

This course will provide students with content regarding common diagnostic tests applicable to APN practice, the rationale for these tests, expected results and common abnormal results. Topics include selection of appropriate diagnostic tests, procedures for collecting specimens, analyzing selected tests and evaluating results. The role of the APRN is to be knowledgeable about evidence-based support for the choice of diagnostic testing and use critical thinking to evaluate the significance of this testing in the context of the test?s sensitivity specificity the disease prevalence and the patient?s likelihood for the condition. The APRN is an advocate for the patient when weighing the risk/benefit factors for testing while also being a good manager of resources and avoiding unnecessary testing which contributes to the high cost of medical care. The APRN needs to be familiar with legal implications of testing such as protecting the privacy of medical information, timeliness of providing test results, and laws concerning mandatory reporting. The ethics of autonomy and the right to refuse a test need to be considered as the APRN shares decision making with the patient. Socioeconomic factors and social determinants of health can influence create barriers to access to care and also need careful consideration.

NURS 700 - Foundations of Nurse Practition Practice

This course introduces the practice of primary health care. Principles of safety, quality, and the art of diagnosis and treatment influencing care delivery will be addressed. These include fundamentals in the art of diagnosis and treatment, population health, cultural competency, oral and written communication, and billing and coding. This course has a required basic office procedure skills and assessment lab of 16 hours.

NURS 701 - Primary Care I (4)

This course provides the nurse practitioner student with advanced theoretical knowledge in the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan. This course has a required clinical experience of 150 hours where the students will complete appropriate focused and comprehensive subjective and objective assessments; use a differential diagnosis process to make clinical decisions; select appropriate interventions including diagnostic tests, medications, and referrals; and document effectively in patients' health records. Note, this course has proctored exam(s).

NURS 702 - Primary Care II (4)

This course provides the nurse practitioner student with advanced theoretical knowledge in the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan. This course has a required clinical experience of 150 hours where students will complete appropriate focused and comprehensive subjective and objective assessments; used a differential diagnosis process to make clinical decisions; select appropriate interventions including diagnostic tests, medications, and referrals; and document effectively in patients' health records. Note, this course has proctored exam(s).

NURS 710 - Management of the Geriatric Population (4)

This course focuses on the health care concepts specific to the application of assessment and management of physical and mental health with special emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, disease detection, and chronic disease management for the geriatric population. Students will advance understanding of aging, age-related changes, palliative and end-of-life care. This course has a required clinical experience of 150 hours where students will complete appropriate focused and comprehensive subjective and objective assessments; use a differential diagnosis process to make clinical decisions; select appropriate interventions including diagnostic tests, medications, and referrals; and document effectively in patients' health records.

NURS 791 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Capstone (4)

This course focuses on the health care concepts specific to the application of assessment and management of physical and mental health with special emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, disease detection, and gender-related well-being. Students will advance understanding of core concepts related to well-being and gender-related health in diverse adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. This course has a required clinical experience of 150 hours, where students will complete appropriate focused and comprehensive subjective and objective assessments; use a differential diagnosis process to make clinical decisions; select appropriate interventions including diagnostic tests, medications, and referrals; and document effectively in patients? health records.

NURS 705 - Adult-Gero Primary Care NP Cert Prep (1)

This course is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the national certification exam. Emphasis will be on best test-taking practices, the application of critical thinking, health promotion, disease prevention, and management of care of individuals with chronic health needs.

HCM 752 - Health Policy (4)

This course will explore the essential conceptual and analytical understanding of health policymaking and politics, including their impact on health administration and leadership. Selected policy issues will be explored through the application of political concepts and behavioral models, including a system model of policymaking. The emphasis will be on understanding the health leader?s approach to the policymaking system, become involved in it, and work through it to attain their objectives and those of their organization.

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FNP or AGPCNP: Which is the Best Fit for You?

Nursing is a challenging, yet rewarding profession that affords you the opportunity to follow your passion in a rapidly evolving and growing industry. If you are deciding between the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), there are some important similarities between the two programs. Both specializations:

  • Require 600 clinical hours and completion of Primary Care I (NURS 701/701C) + Primary Care II  (NURS 702/702C)
  • Are nationally certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Equip you for positions in ambulatory care centers, medical offices and correctional facilities

However, below you鈥檒l find some information on what differentiates the two options. Compare the options and find the best fit for you.

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Age-Range of Patients: Birth to Geriatric

Best Fit: Nurses who enjoy caring for babies and children

Demand Driver: Rural areas with less access to pediatric specialists.

Additional Required Clinical Courses: Management of Multidimensional Health (NURS 703/703C) + FNP Capstone (NURS 790/790C)

Practice Settings: Schools, Rural Health Clinics, Worksite-Based Clinics

Age-Range of Patients: Patients ages 13 and older

Best Fit: Nurses who enjoy caring for teens and adults 鈥 especially older adults

Demand Driver: Aging population and absence of physicians specializing in geriatric care.

Additional Required Clinical Courses: Management of the Geriatric Population (NURS 710/710C) + Adult-Gero Primary Capstone (NURS 791/791C)

Practice Settings: Long-term Care Facilities, Assisted Living Centers, University Student Health Centers 

Nursing Careers & Jobs

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult-gerontology primary care NPs provide leadership and clinical expertise to provide lifelong care for adults from teens to seniors.

Nurse Practitioner - Medicare/Health Assessment

NPs in this arena conduct wellness visits, perform health assessments, and promote health education for geriatric patients and adults with chronic conditions.

Home Healthcare Nurse Practitioner

Home healthcare NPs promote quality of life among the gerontological population through in-home clinical assessment, treatment and care.

Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Hospice and palliative care NPs participate in collaborative and coordinated care to meet the needs and manage the symptoms of chronically ill and end-of-life patients.

Clinical Manager Nurse Practitioner

Clinical manager NPs oversee clinical operations and facilitate collaboration and team-based care that鈥檚 rooted in evidence-based practices, quality assessments and clinical performance analytics.

Primary Care Nursing Practice Employment Outlook

11%

From 2021-2031, jobs for Nurse Practitioners are expected to increase by 11%

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2021
3,368,301 jobs
2031
3,739,735 jobs
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Nurse Practitioners

2021
235,175 jobs
2031
336,473 jobs

Registered Nurses

2021
3,133,126 jobs
2031
3,403,262 jobs


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