Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGNP) prepares nurses to provide primary health care to adults that are 18 years of age and older.  The AGNP Program at the University of Delaware prepares nurses to provide primary health care to adult and frail elderly.

The University of Delaware School of Nursing DNP with specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care prepares clinicians to deliver high quality care to patient populations with specializing in the need of adults. Special coursework prepares students to provide care for the unique needs of frail older adults. Student gain knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention, as well as developing the skills need to be primary care practitioners working with adult patients in a variety of practice settings. Practitioners are prepared to tackle the latest clinical challenges in the field and to provide leadership in integrated healthcare delivery models and interdisciplinary collaboration.

On-Campus Hybrid Format

Why DNP with AGNP Study at UD?

  • Prepares students for AANP and ANCC’s FNP and AGNP certification exams
  • DNP education combined with NP Certification prepares practice-oriented leaders.
  • Exceeds minimal certification requirements
    • 784 direct clinical practicum hours in quality primary care settings.
    • 336 indirect practicum with area healthcare facilities and leaders.
    • Clinic course practicum placements arranged for students with no additional fees.
    • Precepted practicums provide a variety of caring for patients in primary, intermediate and long-term care settings.
  • Comprehensive role preparation
    • Preparation with culturally diverse populations across the lifespan
    • Preparation with populations across the wellness-illness spectrum continuum with special coursework focused on Pediatrics, Women, and Frail Older Adults.
    • Interprofessional coursework for some coursework blending students in FNP, AGNP, PMHNP tracks to work with Nursing PhD and MBA Health Management so student are prepared to collaborate and work in interprofessional teams.
  • Innovative teaching modalities
    • Hybrid delivery model
      • Combines the benefits of technology with the benefits of human interaction
      • Innovation and convenience of technology
      • Personalized attention of face-to-face practicum training
    • Online courses with on-campus experiential intensives
    • Cutting edge simulations
  • Innovative practice opportunities at UD’s Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

Why UD School of Nursing?

  • Nursing Programs accredited by CCNE
  • Faculty are skillful clinicians and expert teachers
  • Practicum sites planned to fit students education needs and arranged by faculty to meet without additional fees
  • Students are closely guided and mentored by expert faculty and clinical preceptors
  • Graduates of our programs have a strong history of success passing national certification exams
  • Personalized advisement via email, phone and/or in person
  • No GRE required for admission
Plans of Study

Full-time Post Baccalaureate Students

Full time students can complete the program in 2.5 years.  Plans of study:

Part-time Baccalaureate Students

Part time students can complete the program in 3.5 years. Plans of Study:

Post-Baccalaureate DNP FNP Concentration, Part Time Sample

Post Masters DNP Students without Additional NP Specialization

Post Masters DNP students who do not want to work toward an additional specialization can complete the program in 3 years of part time study: