The online Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program from the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University will prepare you to provide compassionate, holistic care to patients ages 13 and older.
600 Clinical Placement Hours
We offer our online Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program on a part-time schedule. This enables you to:
Maintain the flexibility you need to balance professional and personal obligations with your education
Our curriculum consists of academic coursework and clinical rotations that will prepare you to provide age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, patient-centered primary care.
All four of our programs include 30 credits of scholarship core and direct core coursework to help you master the key skills needed by all nurse practitioners. The online AGPCNP curriculum continues with 16 credits of specialized coursework that will prepare you to:
Perform physical examinations
Assess, diagnose, and treat episodic health issues in adults
Provide comprehensive care through patient education, advocacy, and evidence-based practice
You’ll gain hands-on experience providing adults with compassionate, patient-centered primary care through 600 hours of clinical rotations in your own community. Under the supervision of an experienced mentor, you’ll learn how to take health histories, create treatment plans for chronic illness, and more.
AGPCNP rotations may take place in settings such as hospitals, private clinics, and community health centers. They must occur outside of your current place of employment.
In addition, you’ll visit our campus in Rochester, New York, for one pre-clinical immersion. Immersions are opportunities to practice critical nursing skills in a supervised environment, experience our state-of-the-art nursing facilities, and strengthen your connections with the Fisher community.
Prepare to Become an Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at Fisher
As a primary care nurse practitioner who works with adults and the elderly, you will focus on health education, preventative care, and navigating challenges that adults encounter as they age.
In addition to addressing acute and chronic health challenges, you will guide patients as they establish living habits that will improve their quality of life. By working closely with patients to prevent illness, you will contribute to larger community health efforts as well.