MSN to DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum (onsite & online)

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) is prepared as a generalist, principal provider of primary health care for adolescents through the adult lifespan. In this clinician leadership role, the AGPCNP assumes responsibility for promoting, maintaining, and restoring health, including the identification of health risks, the promotion of wellness, and the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness. AGPCNPs also participate in research and provide leadership in mobilizing community resources. They are prepared to work in collaboration with other health care professionals in a variety of primary care and subspecialty settings.

Applicants to the MSN to DNP Adult-Gerontology AGPCNP area of concentration should be master’s-prepared adult or adult gerontology NP's who are nationally certified and wish to earn the DNP. Students may study full-time or part-time.  

*Courses numbers  with a "D" can be delivered synchronously via distance technology. Such courses are open only to qualified on-site students as per Policy 438

A sample program plan for full time study is provided below. Depending on courses completed during the previous MSN program, additional coursework may be required.

Fall Term (Full-time) (Year 1) (Part-time Curriculum available)

Spring Term (Year 1)

  • NURNP 2518/2518D* Family Theory for NPs: Principles, Implications, and Applications Across the Life Span 3 cr.
  • NUR 3052/3052D* Manuscript Development 1 cr.
  • NURSP 2091/2091D* Finance and Economics for Healthcare Leaders 3 cr.
  • NUR 2680/2680D* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr.
  • NUR 3031/3013D Methodologies for DNP Projects 2 cr. 

Summer Term (Year 1)

Fall Term (Year 2)

Spring Term (Year 2)

** Must take at least 1 credit