ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PrACTITIONER 

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 develop the skills needed 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.

Clinical Requirements

  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP): 81 credit hours and 1120 clinical hours (direct care: 784 /indirect: 336)
Full-Time AGNP Plan of Study
Semester/Course Number/Title Credit/Clinical Hours
Summer Year 1
 NURS 667: Statistical Research Methods 3
Fall Year 1
NURS 881: Population Health I 3
NURS 818: Advanced Nursing Science 1
NURS 621: Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 852: Integrated Healthcare Delivery I 3
NURS 813: Leadership & Innovation in Population Health 3
Spring Year 1
NURS 677: Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 3
NURS 882: Population Health II 3
NURS 843: Policy & Finance for Healthcare Delivery 3
NURS 844: Population Healthcare Informatics 3
 Summer Year 2
 NURS 622: Advanced Pharmacology 3
 NURS 883: Evidence Based Practice I:Methods 3
 Fall Year 2
NURS 691: Primary Care I 4
NURS 692: Primary Care NP I Practicum 4 (224 hours)
NURS 873: DNP Project I: Problem Identification 3 (112 hours)
 Spring Year 2
NURS 693: Primary Care II 4
NURS 694: Primary Care NP II Practicum 4 (224 hours)
NURS 886: Evidence Based Practice II: Translation 3
Summer Year 3
NURS 874: DNP Project II: Planning & Development 3 (112 Hours)
Fall Year 3
NURS 695: Primary Care of Frail/Older Adults 3
NURS 678: Primary Care of Women 2
NURS 696: Primary are NP Practicum III 3 ( 84 hours fall and spring)
NURS 900: DNP Project III: Implementation 3 (112 hours)
NURS 870: Writing for Dissemination 2
 Spring Year 3
 NURS 910: DNP Project IV: Evaluation & Dissemination 1
NURS 921: DNP Clinical Role Immersion ( Post- Baccalaureate ) 5 (168 hours)
NURS 853: Integrated Healthcare Delivery II 3
Part-time AGNP Plan of Study
 Fall Year 4  Spring Year 4

Semester/Course Number/Title Credit/Clinical Hours
Summer Year 1
 NURS 667: Statistical Research Methods 3
Fall Year 1
NURS 881: Population Health I 3
NURS 818: Advanced Nursing Science 1
Spring Year 1
NURS 882: Population Health II 3
 Summer Year 2
NURS 883: Evidence Based Practice I: Methods 3
 Fall Year 2
NURS 813: Leadership & Innovation in Population Health 3
NURS 852: Integrated Healthcare Delivery I 3
 Spring Year 2
NURS 843: Policy & Finance for Healthcare Delivery 3
Fall Year 3
NURS 621: Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 873: DNP Project I: Problem Identification 3 (112 Hours)
NURS 870: Writing for Dissemination 2
Spring Year 3
NURS 677: Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 3
NURS 886: Evidence Based Practice II: Translation 3
Summer Year 3
NURS 622: Advanced Pharmacology 3
Fall Year 4
NURS 691: Primary Care I 4
NURS 692: Primary Care NP I Practicum 4 (224 hours)
Spring Year 4
NURS 693: Primary Care II 4
NURS 694: Primary Care NP II Practicum 4 (224 hours)
Summer Year 4
NURS 874: DNP Project II: Planning & Development 3 (112 hours)
Fall Year 5
NURS 695: Primary Care of Frail Older Adult 3
NURS 678: Primary Care of Women 2
NURS 900: DNP Project III: Implementation 3 (112 hours)
NURS 696: Primary care NP Practicum III 3 (84 hours fall and spring)
Spring Year 5
NURS 910: DNP Project IV: Evaluation & Dissemination 1
NURS 921: DNP Clinical Role Immersion (Post-Baccalaureate) 5 (168 hours)
NURS 853: Integrated Healthcare Delivery II 3