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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Rated number one by U.S. News and World Report, our Primary Care program teaches you to synthesize theoretical, scientific, and contemporary clinical knowledge to assess and manage health and illness in adult and older adult patients.

Our program

We’ll train you to deliver care that meets patients’ needs, regardless of setting. You’ll be comfortable working in community health clinics, private medical practices, speciality clinics, Veteran’s Administration facilities, home care, assisted living facilities, long-term care settings, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care.

In many cases, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners follow their patients across care settings, acting as a guardian to protect care quality and patient safety during transitions. These nurses are the backbone of our profession, caring for patients in sickness and in health, and they are in demand today more than ever.


We base the program around five core courses, and supplement with three theory and four clinical courses. The clinical courses include classroom case studies and clinical preceptorships that focus on physical assessment and pathophysiology, health maintenance, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems.

Study options

We offer the program full-time, part-time, or as a post-Master’s or BSN/MSN. The full-time program lasts 15 months, beginning each May, and continues through the year to the following August.