Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Providing Access to Essential Primary Care

Providing long-term, holistic primary care for patients ages 13 and older, as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), you’ll learn to diagnose and treat common ailments of the adolescent, adult, and aging populations.

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100% Online Coursework

Complete coursework on your schedule—anytime, anywhere.

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Only 5 In-Person Weekend Skills Labs

Simulate real-world scenarios in our intensive, skill-building labs at our state-of-the-art facility in Oak Brook.

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Clinical Placement Assistance

Leverage your existing network or work with us to find the proper clinical placement—our valued partners are vital to the Oak Point community.

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Faculty Mentors

Individualized academic and career guidance.

As an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, you can chart your own course for a bright and rewarding future in nursing. All core courses of the AGPCNP program are offered online, with the remainder of the program in a hybrid format, featuring synchronous and asynchronous virtual components and in-person skills intensives throughout the program.

Why PowerForward with Oak Point

Your path has been more challenging than ever during the past few years. You’ve been through more than most people can imagine. But you’ve got a lot more to give. We’re here to help make that happen.

Dr. Christopher Galloway
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

Hear Dr. Galloway discuss why he got into nursing, how he gives back by educating students, and the benefits of attending Oak Point.

Getting Your AGPCNP at Oak Point

The ACPCNP MSN option is designed for the student who has:

  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and
  • an active RN license.

The curriculum comprised of:

  • 48 credit hours, including
  • 670 clinical hours.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program of study, graduates will:

  • Apply effective modes of communication in the provision of care to patients (adolescent and older) and aggregates.
  • Meet professional writing standards for usage, structure, format, content, stylistic criteria, and audience.
  • Synthesize critical thinking processes used to make logical decisions in advanced nursing practice.
  • Participate in and lead, when appropriate, collaborative teams to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes of patients that are adolescent and older.
  • Demonstrate inclusion of evidence-based and translational science practices in efforts to guide professional activities and improve patient and institutional practices.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior within practice settings and to the public that is consistent with standards, regulatory and ethical codes in the profession and community.
  • Demonstrate leadership roles within the profession and community.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate innovative individual or population-based programs of care/administration/education to achieve quality outcomes for adolescent and older patients.
  • Participate in the development, implementation of, and advocate for policies that improve the profession of nursing and health of the public.
  • Model Interprofessional education through communication, teamwork, values and ethics, and roles and responsibilities.


View the core, clinical core, and specialty courses that will prepare to be a critical care partner for those who need it most and set you up for success in taking your certification exam.

Credit Hours  //  11 — MSN Students Only

Core Courses

NRG 5000 // Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice // 3 Credit Hours

NRG 5002 // Health Care Delivery // 3 Credit Hours

NRG 5005 // Evidence-Based Practice for the Advanced Nursing Role // 3 Credit Hours

NRG 5910 // Leadership Roles in Healthcare Organizations // 2 Credit Hours

Credit Hours  //  11 — MSN Students Only

Clinical Core Courses

NRG 5101 // Advanced Health & Physical Assessment // 3 Credit Hours

NRG 5102 // Advanced Pathophysiology // 3 Credit Hours

NRG 5103 // Advanced Pharmacology // 3 Credit Hours

NRG 5105 // Advanced Health & Physical Assessment Lab with APN Skills // 2 Credit Hours

Credit Hours  //  26 — MSN + Certificate Students

Specialty Courses

NRG 5709  //  APN Management of Adult Health  //  6 Credit Hours

NRG 5709R  //   APN Management of Adult Health Residency (180 hrs.)  //  3 Credit Hours

NRG 5706  //  APN Management of the Geriatric Population  //  3 Credit Hours

NRG 5706R  //   APN Management of the Geriatric Population Residency (120 hrs)  //  2 Credit Hours

NRG 5704  //  APN Management of Women’s Health  //   Credit Hours 3

NRG 5704R  //   APN Management of Women’s Health Residency (120 hrs.)  //  2 Credit Hours

NRG 5710  //  APN Role Transition  //  3 Credit Hours

NRG 5720R  //  Intensive APN Residency (250 hrs.) //    4 Credit Hours

Do More for Yourself. Do More for Others. It's Time to PowerForward.