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Earn your online DNP from the leader in doctoral nursing education.1

In our DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) specialization, you’ll prepare to independently oversee your own patients 13 and older. Learn from practicing NPs as you gain the advanced training to fill the gaps in primary care delivery.

AGPCNPs are advanced practice nurses who manage disease prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, and restorative care in adolescents and adults. This DNP adult-gerontology primary care program curriculum meets the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) standards for AGPCNP. You’ll be academically prepared to sit for the national adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner certification exam.

Impact Lives

Provide complete, preventive, and continuous healthcare for patients from adolescence to older adulthood.

Diversify Your Skills

Focus on proactive diagnosis and management of chronic and acute conditions, with an emphasis on women’s and seniors’ health.

Practicum Advantage

Get the support you need for a successful experience at all stages of your nursing practicum.

Start With Your BSN

Many of our DNP specializations offer a BSN entry point if you’re ready to move your career forward—but don’t have your MSN.

Walden Grand Rounds

Meet virtually with faculty and classmates to critically examine real-life scenarios you’ll encounter in your specialty.

Be Supported at Each Step

The Walden Doctoral Degree CoachTM helps you find the right support when you need it and stay on track throughout your journey.

Program Savings

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Personalized Practicum Support

Caroline SanchezWe know how valuable practicums are to your learning experience and career goals. That’s why we are committed to Practicum Advantage™—a collaborative process of coaching, resources, and self-help tools to help you identify local sites that match your needs.

Your Doctoral Journey

At Walden, we’ll guide you every step of the way with a comprehensive suite of support resources designed to help you confidently pursue the finish line, including our Doctoral Degree CoachTM. Are you ready to reach a higher level in your field?

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Choose the Path That Is Right for You

Choose the BSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your bachelor’s in nursing degree.

Choose the MSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your master’s in nursing degree.

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Program Savings

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Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations (BSN-DNP track): You must have a current, active RN license, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited school and meet the general admission requirements.

Program Admission Considerations (MSN-DNP track): You must have a current, active RN license, a Master of Science in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited school and meet the general admission requirements.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts.

Explore Real-Life Clinical Scenarios With Walden Grand Rounds

''As a nurse practitioner student at Walden, you can take part in Walden Grand Rounds several times throughout the quarter. Meet virtually with faculty and classmates to review clinical patient scenarios that are focused on assessing, differentiating, and treating pathological conditions. This is a unique opportunity to connect what you’ve learned in class with real-life situations and challenges you’ll encounter in the field as an NP.

Manage Patients Across the Care Continuum

Master the skills to deliver healthcare to patients 13 and older with Walden’s DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. You’ll learn how to build mutually rewarding relationships with patients as you manage their long-term care. This specialization emphasizes strategies for improving health outcomes through effective communication and collaboration.

Walden practicum coordinators are available to assist you in meeting your practicum requirements. Explore our FAQ document for answers to some of the most common questions.

Meet Your Academic Team

  • Nancy Moss

    Program Director

    With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Moss is a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner (FNP). With deep expertise in online learning, she has developed and implemented curricula for various nursing programs, including a university nurse-midwifery program and nurse-midwifery practices for rural communities.

  • Cheryl McGinnis

    Cheryl McGinnis

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. McGinnis, a board-certified adult nurse practitioner (ARNP-BC) and a certified clinical transplant coordinator (CCTC), has been with Walden’s online DNP program since 2015. She is a distinguished practitioner fellow in the National Academies of Practice (FNAP).

  • Jody Minnick

    Core Faculty

    A full-time faculty member at Walden, Dr. Minnick has dual board certification of acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) and family nurse practitioner (FNP). Her areas of interest include teaching, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, flight medicine, and critical care.

Career Outlook

With a growing emphasis on preventive care in America—and an aging population—primary care nurse practitioners are in high demand. Jobs for NPs are expected to soar by 52% through 2030 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—a rate much faster than average for all occupations.2

An online DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree can position you to pursue new career opportunities and make a greater impact in the field. Become a catalyst for improved healthcare outcomes in your practice and in your community.

A DNP-AGPCNP program can academically prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Primary care clinics
  • Specialty care clinics
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Women’s health clinics
  • Public health departments
  • Long-term care facilities

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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