The FAMU School of Nursing offers the Master of Science degree with emphasis in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) preparation as both on-site and on-line programs. The master’s program prepares nurses with the knowledge base and practice experiences necessary for advanced practice in primary health care with adults across the life span. The program can be completed in five semesters of full time study.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, best evidence and nursing to support
advanced practice nursing.
2. Utilize leadership skills to foster collaboration, change, and advocacy to influence advanced
practice nursing and improve health care.
3. Use best available evidence to implement initiatives to continuously improve quality and
safety in health care.
4. Integrate evidence, clinical guidelines, and clinical investigative skills to guide advanced
practice nursing and improve health outcomes.
5. Utilize appropriate technologies and information literacy skills to optimize health outcomes
in advanced practice nursing.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the development, analysis, and evaluation of health
policies and health care affecting advanced practice nursing and health outcomes.
7. Analyze complex health systems to improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes.
8. Apply ethical principles in decision-making to achieve sound solutions to issues related to
individuals, populations and systems of care.
9. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for patient-centered care and professional
10. Provide competent evidence-based advance practice nursing care within a primary care
setting to diverse individuals, families and groups and manage heath and illness for adults
across the life span.
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Program
The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Program prepares nurses for advanced practice with young adults, adults, and older adults in primary care. The focus of the AGPCNP is to provide patient-centered care by employing evidence-based practice designed to improve quality of care and health outcomes. The AGPCNP program builds upon the base of the FAMU School of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Program and the following graduate core courses: NGR 6740 Professional Role Development; NGR 5110 Theories in Nursing; NGR 5810 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice; NGR 6891 Health Policy and Nursing; NGR 5742 Role of APN in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; NGR 5209 Clinical Management of Older Adults; NGR 6291 Special Issues Across the Adult Life Span.
The graduates of this program are eligible to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Certification Examination or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Program’s (AANPCP) Certification Examination for AGPCNP and apply for licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. FAMU School of Nursing Graduate Program AGPCNP competencies are consistent with the NP Competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and the AGPCNP Competencies of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN ), which can be found at the following websites: