Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)

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The global population is rapidly aging, putting a strain on the healthcare sector. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the number of adults 60 years and older will reach a staggering 2.1 billion. As this trend takes shape, the demand for adult gerontology nurse practitioners (AGNPs) who specialize in the care of adolescents (13 years and older) and adults will grow exponentially. 

At Molloy University, our extensive AGNP program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree or higher. Our hands-on curriculum will nurture your skills as an up-and-coming AGNP and equip you with the tools you need to thrive within your field, positioning you for life-long success in your new career. 


Learn more about our Masters in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program!

  • Why Earn Your AGNP Degree From Molloy University?

    Our AGNP program combines the skills of a registered nurse with a highly personalized approach to adult patient care, propelling your career forward and opening the doors to new and exciting opportunities.

    At Molloy University, we’re proud to share that recent first-time AGNP candidates have achieved a pass rate of approximately 100%. Students who pursue a career as AGNPs can expect to:

    • Receive a comprehensive education encompassing end-to-end patient care
    • Develop advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis, promotion, and management of adult health and illness
    • Participate in extensive clinical practice and role preparation for advanced practice
    • Become eligible for national certification (ANCC and AANP) as an AGNP and practice in primary care clinics, private offices, and specialty settings

  • Application Requirements

    Before embarking on your new educational journey, we recommend reviewing the following course requirements. 

    Applicants must have completed: 

    Core Courses - 9 Credits

    • NUR 5051 Theoretical Applications in Transformative Leadership – 3 credits
    • NUR 5052 Reflective Practice and Advocacy - 3 credits
    • NUR 5053 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing – 3 credits 

    Advanced Practice Core Courses - 12 Credits

    • NUR 5240 Advanced Pathophysiology – 3 credits
    • NUR 5730 Pharmacotherapeutics – 3 credits
    • NUR 5721 AGNP/CNS Advanced Physical Assessment (45 clinical/lab hours) - 3 credits
    • NUR 5831 Role of Nurse Practitioner – 3 credits

    AGNP Program Courses - 15 Credits

    • NUR 5570 AGNP: Practicum in Primary Care I (155 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5580 AGNP: Practicum in Primary Care II (155 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5590 AGNP: Practicum in Primary Care III (155 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5760 AGNP: Diagnostic Reasoning (90 clinical hours) – 3 credits
    • NUR 5871 AGNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics I – 2 credits
    • NUR 5872 AGNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics II – 2 credits
    • NUR 5873 AGNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics III – 2 credits 

    Elective Courses Required - 6 credits  

    Total Credits Required - 42 credits

  • Catalog Course Description

    Explore our course catalog for additional information including a more in-depth description of what students in the AGNP program can expect. 

    Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Additional Nursing Pathways

    Are you interested in learning more about the opportunities that are available beyond AGNP? Take a look: 

    Post-Baccalaureate Degree to DNP Pathway

    Designed for working nurses looking to advance their careers, the post-baccalaureate to DNP pathway is a five-year, part-time program where you will receive an advanced practice certification and registration as a nurse practitioner and obtain your DNP degree.

    Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP

    Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate Program

    Do you already have a master’s degree in nursing? Advance your career further with a post-master’s certificate. Molloy University offers programs in nursing administration with informatics, adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner primary care, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, and nursing education. 

    Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate Program - AGNP 

    Please note that the specific timeline for each student will depend on their chosen sequence, prerequisite coursework, and individual progress. For more detailed information about the program timeline and requirements, it’s recommended to consult with the Admissions Office.


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