The advanced practice registered nurse role in the healthcare system is becoming increasingly critical—and specialized—as the healthcare industry undergoes myriad changes. Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners (AGNPs) are advanced practice nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and who have advanced clinical training. AGNPs are trained to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage a variety of health issues among patients, ages 13 years and older. This specialization explores strategies for improving health outcomes through effective communication and collaboration. You’ll have the opportunity to explore current health topics through a curriculum developed in collaboration with experts who serve in leading healthcare systems and institutions. Courses are rooted in evidence-based practice so that you can gain knowledge in providing quality, comprehensive, accessible, and cost-effective care.

This specialization can prepare you to make a positive difference in today’s dynamic and ever-changing healthcare environment, whether in clinical practice or a related health professional role. You can gain responsibility in your current role or prepare to advance your career. Walden practicum coordinators are available to assist you in meeting your practicum requirements. Graduates can pursue national adult nurse practitioner certification and state credentialing.

Practicum Requirements FAQThe AGNP specialization allows for more personalized attention and support throughout the program and practicum. Walden practicum coordinators are available to assist you in meeting your practicum requirements and you can view this FAQ document for answers to some of the most common questions.

Upon completing this specialization, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Pursue national certification and state credentialing.
  • Assess risk factors, treat illness and promote healthy living in adolescents (13+), young adults, and older adults.
  • Effectively communicate with patients.
  • Make a positive difference in today’s dynamic and ever-changing healthcare environment, whether in clinical practice or a related health professional role.
  • Gain responsibility in your current role or prepare to advance your career.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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