MSN and DNPAdult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Help lead the way forward in patient care.

Today, the demand for skilled health care professionals is as high as it’s ever been. Not only are people living longer and requiring more frequent medical attention, but the current health care workforce is being impacted as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age.

You can help meet this need in your community by specializing in adult-gerontology primary care with the help of Bradley University. Our online program is designed for experienced nurses who strive to assume more autonomy and responsibility in their careers.

This degree can help you develop your ability to treat diverse populations ranging in age from adolescents to the elderly, providing individualized care and helping them manage chronic health conditions including respiratory illnesses, diabetes, and hypertension.

Click the button below to learn more about our online AGPCNP curriculum.

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Build a brighter future with Bradley.

You aspire to play a leading role in advancing the level of health care available in your community. We want to be your partner on this journey. And together, we can make it happen.

Our founder, Lydia Moss Bradley, broke boundaries to build a new model beyond the limitations of her time. For over a century we’ve continued her legacy of challenging the status quo by imagining what could be, then rolling up our sleeves and working together to build it.  We do this by taking the best resources available and creating solutions that remake the world around us.

When you choose Bradley’s nursing program, you’ll have access to the resources and tools to help you attain your goals. This includes:

  • Dedicated faculty members who have years of experience in the health care field. Mentors who will be there for you not only beyond office hours, but beyond graduation.
  • Small class sizes – varying from 6-25 – and the personalized support to help you thrive.
  • A collaborative environment where you can learn from and alongside like-minded professionals who share your vision for a better health care system.
  • Learning beyond the classroom, where you can hone your skills through supervised clinical experiences at a facility of your choice.

With our online nursing degrees, you can:

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Learn 100% online with no campus residency requirements

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Prepare for the ANCC or AANPBC certification exam

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Benefit from multiple entry options:

  • Master of Science in Nursing available for those with an ADN, diploma, non-nursing bachelor’s, or BSN degree.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice options for those with a BSN degree.
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The master’s degree program in nursing, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington DC 20001; (202)887-6791; http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.

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Which path is right for you?

Depending on your education level, Bradley offers three online options to earn an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner degree:

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RN to MSN AGPCNP

If you are an RN and have an ADN, nursing diploma, or non-nursing bachelor’s degree, we offer bridge courses that can start you on the path toward an MSN-AGPCNP.

  • 56 credit hours*
  • 3 years
  • 9 semesters
  • 600 clinical hours

*Includes 9 undergraduate hours from RN completion courses

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BSN to MSN AGPCNP

If you already have your BSN, you may be eligible to start working toward your MSN-AGPCNP right away. No bridge courses are required for this entry path.

  • 47 credit hours
  • 2.3 years
  • 7 semesters
  • 600 clinical hours

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BSN to DNP AGPCNP

This option is for BSN-credentialed nurses looking to earn a terminal degree with a focus in adult-gerontology primary care.

  • 68 credit hours
  • 3.3 years
  • 10 semesters
  • 1,000 clinical hours

Why earn an online adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner degree?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of nurse practitioner jobs is expected to grow from 211,300 to 322,000 by 2029 — a 52% increase — making it the second fastest-growing occupation nationally.*

By choosing to specialize in adult-gerontology primary care, you can further distinguish yourself. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), only 7% of nurse practitioners have this certification.**

This career path can not only be personally rewarding, it can also lead to greater earning potential. The AANP reports that full-time AGPCNPs have a total median income — including base salary, productivity bonuses, incentive payments, and more — of $112,000.***

At Bradley University, we prepare you to:

  • Provide advanced primary care to diverse populations including adolescents, young adults, middle-aged patients, and the elderly
  • Develop your skills in areas such as health assessment, disease prevention, pathophysiology, and pharmacology
  • Take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) certification exam

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic
** American Association of Nurse Practitioners
***American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Is an online adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner degree right for you?

Need help deciding if an online degree aligns with your current needs and future goals? We can help.

An online AGPCNP program is right for you if:

  • You’re committed to promoting health in your community
  • You’re passionate about providing specialized care for at-risk and culturally diverse adult populations
  • You aspire to take on a more autonomous role in your nursing career
  • You’re ready to earn an advanced credential that can position you for financial growth
  • You have the vision to foresee a better tomorrow, and the drive to help achieve it by furthering your own education and professional development

Here are a few other ways to know if an online adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner degree from Bradley is right for you:

• You want to collaborate with and learn from other aspiring nurse practitioners
• You want a flexible online learning environment that fits your busy schedule
• You’re eager to learn from a faculty of passionate and experienced clinicians
• You prefer small class sizes and the personalized support to help you thrive
• You understand the value of a program where every class is taught by your actual professor

Online Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum

Online RN to MSN AGPCNP Curriculum

For RNs with an ADN, nursing diploma, or non-nursing bachelor’s degree.

Bridge Courses

NUR 300 Conceptual Basis for Professional Nursing Practices 3 Credits
NUR 303 Research in Nursing 3 Credits
NUR 404 Community Health Nursing - Theory 2 Credits
NUR 407 Community Health Practicum RN-MSN* 1 Credit

Core Courses

BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Credits
ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3 Credits
NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development 3 Credits
NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice 3 Credits
NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment 3 Credits
NUR 615 Health Informatics 3 Credits
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3 Credits
NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I 3 Credits
NUR 655 NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning 3 Credits

Specialty Courses (600 clinical hours)

NUR 666 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics I 6 Credits
NUR 667 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics II 6 Credits
NUR 668 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics III 6 Credits

Capstone Course

NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 2 Credits

Online BSN to MSN-AGPCNP Curriculum

Core Courses

BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Credits
ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3 Credits
NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development 3 Credits
NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice 3 Credits
NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment 3 Credits
NUR 615 Health Informatics 3 Credits
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3 Credits
NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I 3 Credits
NUR 655 NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning 3 Credits

Specialty Courses (600 clinical hours)

NUR 666 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics I 6 Credits
NUR 667 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics II 6 Credits
NUR 668 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics III 6 Credits

Capstone Course

NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 2 Credits

Online BSN to DNP-AGPCNP Curriculum

Core Courses

BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Credits
ECO 605 Health Care Economics & Finance 3 Credits
NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment 3 Credits
NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I 3 Credits
NUR 655 NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning 3 Credits
NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science 3 Credits
NUR 703 Health Promotion in Populations 3 Credits
NUR 705 Research Design and Statistical Methods 3 Credits
NUR 720 Methods in Evidence Based Practice 3 Credits
NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Credits
NUR 740 Healthcare Policy and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Credits
NUR 752 Advanced Health Informatics 3 Credits

Specialty Courses (600 clinical hours)

NUR 666 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics I 6 Credits
NUR 667 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics II 6 Credits
NUR 668 Management of Adolescents, Adults & Geriatrics III 6 Credits

DNP Courses

NUR 841 DNP Project I (50 clinical hrs) 3 Credits
NUR 842 DNP Project II (50 clinical hrs) 3 Credits
NUR 843 DNP Project III (125 clinical hrs) 3 Credits
NUR 844 DNP Project IV (75 clinical hrs.) 3 Credits

Capstone Course

NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 2 Credits

Learn from innovative nursing leaders.

When Lydia Moss Bradley founded the university bearing her name, she set out to create an institution that builds relationships on a commitment to community and provides an education designed to make the world better. We strive to uphold these principles to this day.

The dedicated faculty who lead our online adult-gerontology primary nurse practitioner programs are dedicated to helping you succeed as you take the next step in your nursing career. They bring a broad base of clinical expertise and professional experience into our online classrooms each day and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

For more than 60 years, Bradley University has been setting the standard for excellence in nursing education. Our graduates work as advanced practice nurses and leaders in clinical and nonclinical settings across the country. They’re transforming the way health care is delivered in the 21st century — and so can you.

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Earn an advanced nursing degree online from Bradley University.