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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

An education with a focus on AGPCNP helps you develop versatile skills that allows you to pursue work with adults of all ages, from young adults to geriatric patients.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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Online Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Track

<p>Work as a primary care nurse practitioner with a diverse array of doctors and patients</p>

Work as a primary care nurse practitioner with a diverse array of doctors and patients

<p>Train in telehealth, special populations, and new trends in healthcare</p>

Train in telehealth, special populations, and new trends in healthcare

<p>Multiple starts throughout the year, flexible online classes including mobile-accessible learning, and accelerated and working profession program pacing options</p>

Multiple starts throughout the year, flexible online classes including mobile-accessible learning, and accelerated and working profession program pacing options

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid options for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid options for those who qualify

Why an AGPCNP Degree?

The primary care field of nursing and healthcare requires versatility in treatment, and an ability to adapt your care decisions for patients ranging from mid-adolescence to those of geriatric age. Primary caregivers are often what stands between a patient and the potential need for acute care. Their work also requires trust over time. At WCU, our track is set up to learn both care and communication.

In addition to online coursework as well as clinical experience on the ground, your West Coast University education will include a forward-thinking approach that anticipates new technologies and practices that will provide a future-focused approach to your education and practice.

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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Track

A WCU AGPCNP education prepares you to provide primary care to adults of all ages. WCU offers multiple degrees with an AGPCNP track.

Additional Information About our Online AGPCNP Degree

THE AGPCNP EXPERIENCE

We believe in end-to-end support. Throughout our Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner tracks, you will:

  • Learn to provide primary care for adults of all ages, from younger adults to geriatric patients
  • Engage with faculty members who are experienced nursing professionals, active in relevant clinical practice, and nationally board-certified
  • Get hands-on practice through on-site intensives at a WCU campus*
  • Gain experience online and through clinical placements
  • Be matched with a AGPCNP faculty mentor
  • Be eligible to sit for the national board certification upon completing the program
  • Receive 24-hour access to library and courses
  • Receive help obtaining your transcripts and any eligible transferable credits

* Students enrolled through the Orange County campus must complete their OSI’s in California. Students enrolled through the Texas campus must complete them in Texas. Travel costs are not included in tuition and fees, and students are responsible for arranging transportation.

AGPCNP Curriculum

Our curricula are aligned with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Here’s a preview of the number of credits needed, and the number of months your degree will take (depending on whether you choose the accelerated or working professional pace). We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

RN-MSN AGPCNP

MSN AGPCNP

Post-Master’s AGPCNP

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks. You can review and consider an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Total program cost varies between the accelerated and working professional paces. Either way, if tuition is an obstacle, WCU financial aid and/or scholarship options might be available to help you move forward. Adjusted tuition is also available to active and former military members. To see tuition breakdowns and estimated supply costs, click here to Learn More

To apply for financial aid assistance or scholarships, we recommend applying alongside your admissions application in order for your consideration to be processed on your intended timeline. Learn More

Support for Students Beyond Graduation

We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers, and our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance designed for our online AGPCNP students and graduates.

Placement Opportunities

Graduates of the AGPCNP program will be eligible to sit for their national board certifications. AGPCNPs have the versatile skills needed to provide nursing care across a variety of settings.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse practitioners (including AGPCNPs) can work in:

  • Physician’s offices
  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Educational services1

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners

FAQs
How does the program prepare me for today’s adult-gerontology primary healthcare needs?

All our nursing programs deliver a student-centric, evidence-based education that includes topics relevant to an evolving healthcare environment. As an AGPCNP student, you can expect in-depth learning in a versatile range of skills, and other modalities. Our curricula also address telehealth, special populations, and upcoming trends in medicine.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the program?

WCU accepts transfer credits on a case-by-case basis. We recommend speaking with your admission advisor about your eligible credits. WCU may accept credit for previous courses taken through other academic institutions as long as the course meets the requirements of the specific academic program for which it is being considered and a grade of B- (80%) or better was achieved for a graduate course as documented on official transcripts. Each program maintains its own transfer credit requirements.

Will I learn from experienced faculty?

Every faculty member that teaches in our programs is an experienced nursing professional, active in relevant clinical practice, and nationally board-certified. Additionally, WCU professors are accessible to students. Through the Remind app, faculty members are only a call or text away.

If you need career insight or advice, you will be paired with a AGPCNP faculty advisor that can provide one-on-one guidance as needed.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Below are the time-to-completions for our programs when enrolled in an AGPCNP track:

  • MSN (Accelerated Pace) – 20 months
  • MSN (Working Professional Pace) – 32 months
  • RN to MSN (Accelerated Pace) – 24 months
  • RN to MSN (Working Professional Pace) – 44 months
  • Post-Master’s Certificate – 16 months  
Will I be eligible to sit for my certification exam?

Yes, after you complete the program, you will be eligible to sit for your certification exam. WCU offers two tools to help you prepare for the examination: Lecturio and BoardVitals. Both tools are mobile-friendly platforms that will help you review materials so you can approach the exam with confidence.

What is a MSN AGPCNP?

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) is a specialized degree that gives you the skills to provide care for adults of all ages. WCU's online AGPCNP program combines coursework with hands-on clinical experience.

Can I get an MSN AGPCNP degree online?

WCU's MSN AGPCNP program includes 100% online coursework. Some in-person practice experience is also necessary to complete your MSN AGPCNP degree.

How long does it take to earn an MSN AGPCNP degree?

WCU offers two different program paces for the online MSN AGPCNP program track. The Accelerated MSN AGPCNP program can be completed in as little as 20 months. The Working Professional Pace lets you earn your online AGPCNP degree in as few as 32 months.

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WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

 

Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

WCU Distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.

Practice Experience is required in order to graduate from the RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN, DNP degree and Post-Master's certificate programs.