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Guide your own patients throughout their healthcare journey with Walden’s MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program. Learn from practicing NPs as you gain the advanced training to oversee the health and well-being of people 13 and older. Help shape a more equitable system that serves every person with compassion and dignity.

An AGPCNP specialization prepares nurses to manage disease prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, and restorative care in adolescents and adults. Build the skills and confidence needed to deliver quality primary care and make a life-changing impact for the patients and communities you serve.

Why Choose Walden?

Impact Lives

Oversee your own patients and provide comprehensive primary care across the spectrum of adolescence to older adulthood.

Join Walden Grand Rounds

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


This program academically prepares you to sit for the national adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner certification exam.

Learn from Experienced Faculty

Learn from passionate practitioner faculty who work in clinical settings. 100% of our didactic NP faculty hold doctoral degrees.


Forge inspiring new connections within our network of College of Nursing graduates—more than 41,500 alumni strong.

Practicum Advantage

Benefit from dedicated teams and support services to help you with successful nursing practicum placement and completion.

We are here to help you find your nursing practicum.

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Program Details

Learning Tracks

We have a path to success for every level in your nursing career.

Personalized Practicum Support

Walden Practicum PledgePracticums are vital to your learning experience. That’s why we offer Practicum Advantage—an ensemble of resources, self-help tools, and staff who understand the challenges of completing the nursing practicum. This includes the Walden Practicum Pledge, available for MSN-NP and DNP-NP specializations. Once you register, a dedicated Field Placement Team partners with you to secure a site and preceptor. If you can’t identify your site and preceptor (along with additional requirements*), we’ll help find you a match.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations (RN-MSN): Registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN)

Program Admission Considerations (BSN-MSN): A bachelor's degree or higher

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.

Tuition and Fees

Paying for Your Education

Our Enrollment Specialists can help you outline a plan and find resources for funding your education.

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Program Outcomes

Deliver a New Level of Patient Care

In Walden’s MSN AGPCNP online program, you’ll gain the next-level training needed to manage patients across the spectrum of adolescence to older adulthood. Learn to treat the whole patient by understanding all of the factors that impact their health. Prepare to fill the gaps in primary care and promote accessible, high-quality healthcare in your community.

This MSN degree program’s content is consistent with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) standards for AGPCNP education.

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

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner?

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

An MSN AGPCNP program can empower you to be a frontline advocate for your patients and a champion of more affordable, equitable, and accessible patient care. Position yourself for new opportunities and become a catalyst for better outcomes in your practice and community.


An MSN AGPCNP program can 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
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Internal medicine
  • Palliative care facilitie  

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

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this specialization, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change.
  • Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society.
  • Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care.
  • Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury.
  • Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice.
  • Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations.


Meet Your MSN-AGPCNP Academic Team

  • Judi Kuric

    Judi Kuric

    Program Director

    Dr. Kuric has more than 35 years of experience in nursing and advanced-practice nursing and more than 25 years of experience in nursing education. She is board certified as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and emergency nurse practitioner.

  • Lakesha Williams

    Lakesha Williams

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Williams has over 20 years of nursing experience and more than ten years of teaching experience. She has published articles, presented at the National and International level, written test questions and chapters for Advanced Practice Nursing texts, and is a certified test question writer for NCLEX.

  • Toby Turner

    Toby Turner

    Core Faculty

    Dr. Turner is an educator, nurse practitioner, and owner of a healthcare company. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience, most of which is at the graduate level. Dr. Turner has served in multiple policy and leadership positions, including senior staff for the American Nurses Association.


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