Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP)
Do you want opportunities to practice in varied primary care settings, delivering care to patients ages 12 and up? Our AG-PCNP program will prepare you to deliver high quality, cost-effective care by using the latest technology and evidence based protocols to individualize your plan of care.
What Will You Do as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner?
With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner delivers care in a variety of adult primary care settings. You will learn to assess, diagnose and manage common acute and chronic adult health problems. An important part of your role will be providing education to patients about maintaining their health and preventing disease.
Caring for people ages 12 and up, the AG-PCNP has many practice settings from which to choose – both during your Vanderbilt program and upon graduation and certification:
- Internal Medicine Offices
- Ambulatory Care Centers
- Community Clinics
- Prisons, Jails
- Long-term Care Facilities
- Specialty Clinics
- University Student Health Centers
- Rehabilitation Centers
How Will Vanderbilt Prepare You for Practice?
The Vanderbilt School of Nursing assures a broad foundation of adult primary care. Student are eligible to become certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at the completion of the program. You will gain an understanding of the health care delivery system and be prepared for practice in a range of clinical sites. Hands-on learning through supervised clinical practice in Vanderbilt’s extensive faculty practice network includes opportunities in the Middle Tennessee area or in selected sites across the United States.
Learn from Where You Live – Convenient for
Working Nurses and Others
The AG-PCNP specialty program is one of several specialties at Vanderbilt School of Nursing offered in a modified learning (block) format that allows students to attend graduate school without having to relocate or give up employment. Distance and distributed course delivery methods, courses offered in blocks of time on campus (including weekends), online conferencing and clinical practicum placement in your home area where possible let you earn your MSN degree without being away from home for extended periods. Due to State Boards of Nursing and/or State Higher Educational rules, the School may not be able to provide clinical placements in your location of choice, but every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your placement request.