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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


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 Graduate Certificate Option

Applicants with an MSN in an NP concentration seeking specialization in another NP concentration requiring less than 30 credit hours should consider applying for a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC).  

PGC applicants may be considered for a Fall, Spring, or Summer admission and are accepted on a space available basis.

GradCAS Opens September 15th for Fall Nurse Practitioner Admissions

Admissions decisions are made based upon the quality of the application and the number of available slots in the program desired. Please read the following instructions carefully. 

Complete the Florida Atlantic University GradCAS Application. Due to a high volume of applications and the time needed to receive and process transcripts and application fees, the application may take up to 2 weeks to complete. Costs of the application are the responsibility of the applicant.

GradCAS is the centralized application service for students applying to the nurse practitioner concentrations. You will submit your application, supplemental materials listed under admissions requirements, and request a letter of reference through GradCAS. All documents must be received in GradCAS by the published application deadline. Please note: You will request the letter of reference electronically in GradCAS. Be prepared with a reference name and current e-mail address. GradCAS requires their own set of official transcripts. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications with missing documents/transcripts are considered incomplete.

All admission requirements must be completed before the application deadline.

Once an applicant has been accepted into a concentration, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student.  Available space and the gap analysis will be used to determine an entry date.  Students must provide syllabi and/or course descriptions from other institutions for all transfer courses.

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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.

Amanda Beasley

Amanda Beasley

Academic Advisor

Phone: 561-235-1503

Fax: 561-297-0088

Dr. Katherine Chadwell

Dr. Katherine Chadwell

ANP/GNP Concentration Co-Coordinator

Phone: 561-235-2535

Dr. Debra Hain

Dr. Debra Hain

ANP/GNP Concentration Co-Coordinator

Phone: 561-297-3262



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