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Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Overview

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 Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Concentration curriculum requires a total of 49 credit hours. The program follows a part-time format of study only.  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).

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Sample Careers

Long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation

Primary care practice in internal medicine office

Clinical assessment and care to adults in their homes

Memory disorder clinic

Geriatric primary care practice

Telemedicine practice

NP in an Independent care facility or Assistive living facility

Hospice/palliative care

* High salaries. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics , the median level for nurse practitioner was $113,930 per year in 2018.

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, a gap analysis will be completed to determine each student’s plan of study. Based upon the gap analysis PMC applicants may be considered for a fall or spring admission and are accepted on a space available basis based on a space available bases and gap analysis and entry date will be determined.  Students must provide syllabi and/or course descriptions from other institutions for all transfer courses. Fall or spring admission may be considered.

Post Master's Certificate 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.

  1. PMC applicants submit a preliminary application along with a copy of all official academic transcripts, a current RN license, one (1) letter of recommendation, a statement of philosophy, and a current CV.
  2.  Once the College of Nursing reviews the preliminary application, applicants will be notified to complete the online non-degree FAU application.

Once applicant has been accepted into a concentration, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student. A minimum of 10 credits are required to earn a PMC from the College of Nursing at FAU.  Students must provide syllabi and/or course descriptions from other institutions for all transfer courses.  

Information Sessions: 

October 07, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

RSVP for the October session closed. (RSVP TBA)

November 04, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

RSVP for the November session closed(RSVP TBA)

Degree Details

College

College of Nursing

Degree type

MSN

*Cost per credit

- In State (FL)

$369.82

- Out of State (FL)

$1,024.81

Credits needed to graduate

33

Suggested Course of Study

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* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.

Academic Coordinator ANP/GNP Concentration Coordinator

 Matt Patterson

Debra Hain APRN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP

777 Glades Road, NU 102I

Boca Raton, FL  33431

777 Glades Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561-297-3261

Phone: 561-297-3262 

Fax: 561-297-0088

 

Email: pattersonm@health.fau.edu 

Email: dhain@health.fau.edu

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