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Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
Introduction to the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Concentration
This concentration provides graduates with the advanced skills and knowledge to assume the role of Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis on responding to calls from adolescents, adults, and older adults. The unique features of this program are that it is inclusive of care to culturally diverse adolescents, adults, and older adults.

The Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Concentration curriculum requires a total of 43 credit hours (46 credit hours beginning Fall 2012). The program generally follows a part-time format of study.  The curriculum contains a minimum of 600 hours of required clinical practice.  Attainment of competencies may require more than 600 hours. Placements may occur in health department clinics, private practice offices, home health agencies, community-based health centers, hospitals, long-term care institutions, and other settings providing health care to adolescents, adults, and older adults. 
 
Graduates of the Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration Program are eligible to sit for the Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).



Admission timelines may be found here.

Nurse Practitioner Fall 2015 Admission Information Session
DATE Campus /Time/ Location
Monday, November 17, 2014
November session RSVP
*Please RSVP by November 7, 2014
HBOI, 4-6pm, MC 209
Boca, 6-8pm, NU 201
Monday, January 12, 2015
January session RSVP
*Please RSVP by January 2, 2015
HBOI, 4-6pm, LE 246
Boca, 6-8pm, NU 201


MSN and BSN-DNP Nurse Practitioner Applicants: Save the Dates for Fall 2015 Admission Interviews

Individual interviews will be scheduled for select applicants on the following Mondays and Tuesdays in March 2014:

Mondays March 9th, 16th, 23rd   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesdays March 10th, 17th, 24th  9:00 am to 5:00 pm 


Curriculum Plan Changes Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Course Information Class Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)

Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring NGR 6110 3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice NGR 6812 3
Leadership, Policy, & Finance in Advanced Nursing Practice NGR 6891 3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)

Advanced Health Assessment NGR 6002 2
Advanced Health Assessment Lab NGR 6002L 1
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Concentration Courses (25 credits)    
Perspectives of Aging NGR 6251 3
Primary Care 1: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice NGR 6200 3
Primary Care 1 Practicum: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (180 supervised clinical hours) NGR 6200L 3
Women's Health: Nursing Situations in Advanced Practice NGR 6342 3
Primary Care 2: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice NGR 6605 3
Primary Care 2 Practicum: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (180 supervised clinical hours) NGR 6605L 3
Comprehensive Care of Adolescents through Older Adults NGR 6607 3
Comprehensive Care of Adolescents through Older Adults Practicum (240 supervised clinical hours) NGR 6607L 4
Total Hours   46


A breakdown of FAU Tuition and fees is located online:

Fee for Lab/Practicum Courses (Beginning Fall Semester 2009)
There is a $150.00/credit fee for all lab and nurse practitioner practicum courses. The purpose of the fee is to cover the higher cost of instruction for these courses due to lower faculty-student ratios, travel for site visits, and increasing use of simulation and standardized patients.
 
The following courses carry this fee:
 
  • NGR 6002L - 1 credit, $150 fee
  • NGR 6200L - 3 credits, $450 fee
  • NGR 6605L - 3 credits, $450 fee
  • NGR 6619L - 4 credits, $600 fee
  • NGR 6607L- 4 credits, $600 fee


PMC Option
Applicants with an MSN in a NP concentration seeking specialization in another NP concentration requiring less than 30 credit hours should consider applying for a Post Master’s Certificate (PMC).  

PMC applicants may be considered for a Fall or Spring admission and are accepted on a space available basis. PMC applicants complete the FAU application and submit supplementary application materials to the Student Services instead of NursingCAS.  

Once accepted, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student. A minimum of 12 credits are required to earn a PMC from FAU.  Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses.  


Second MSN Degree Option

Applicants that have a Master’s degree in concentrations such as Education, Clinical Nurse Leader, or Administration requiring 30 credits or more to complete required courses in a NP concentration should consider applying for a second Master’s degree.  Second MSN degree applicants  should complete the 2 step application process (FAU and NursingCAS)  by the Feb 15th annual deadline to be considered as part of the Fall NP entry admission cohort.  A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to earn a second MSN  degree from FAU. 

 

Once accepted, an analysis will be completed to determine each student’s plan of study. Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses. 

                             Courses Typically Completed in Direct Care Focus Concentrations at FAU*

*(Courses may vary by graduation year)

MSN CORE COURSES 

CREDITS

NGR 6110     Advanced Nursing Practice:  Grounded in Caring

3

NGR 6811     Philosophy & Theoretical Foundations of  Advanced    

                       Nursing Practice Roles

3

NGR 6812     Nursing Research Evidence Based Practice

3

NGR 6891     Leadership , Policy and Finance: Advanced Nursing Practice

3

MSN DIRECT CARE  CORE COURSES 

CREDITS

NGR 6002     Advanced Health Assessment

2

NGR 6002L  Advanced Health Assessment  Lab

1

NGR 6141     Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NGR 6172    Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

3

 

Sample Plan of Study Plan for 2nd MSN Degree with NP Concentration*

*(Courses may vary by admission year)

NURSE PRACTITIONER CONCENTRATIONS

Credits

Clinical
Hours

NGR 6761       Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics II (new course)

3

 

NGR 6905     Advanced Health Assessment Review

3

 

NGR 6200     Primary Care 1: Foundations of Advanced Practice

3

 

NGR 6200L  Primary Care 1 Practicum: Foundations of Advanced Practice                      (12 hours per week)

3

180

NGR 6251     Perspectives of Aging (AGNP  only)

3

 

NGR 6342    Women’s Health: Nursing Situations in Advanced  Practice  (FNP and AGNP)

3

 

NGR 6301    Care of  Children: Nursing Situations in Advanced  Practice  (FNP only)

3

 

NGR 6605     Primary Care 2: Foundations of Advanced Practice

3

 

NGR 6605L   Primary Care 2 Practicum: Foundations of Advanced  Practice                       (12 hours per week)

3

180

NGR 6619     Primary Care of Families: Comprehensive Advanced Nursing Practice (FNP)

3

 

NGR 6619L  Primary Care of Families Practicum (16 hours/week)  (FNP)

4

240

NGR 6607     Comprehensive Care of Adolescents through Older Adults (AGNP)

3

 

NGR 6607L  Comprehensive Care of Adolescents through Older Adults Practicum (AGNP)                    (16 hours/week)

4

240

TOTAL    CREDITS/CLINICAL HOURS

 

31

 

600

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