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
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: