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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, LE 246
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

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