- What is an AGNP?
An Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner diagnoses and cares for adults from adolescence through advanced age. Boise State's AGNP is a master's degree program that offers specializations in either acute care or primary care.
Welcome! We are so pleased that you are considering a career as a nurse practitioner. By choosing the AGNP program, your scope of practice will be in high demand.
As a student, you can anticipate the flexibility of online course work combined with supervised clinicals in your own community and three, 10 day summer intensives on the Boise State campus.
Our next cohort enrolls in January. We look forward to receiving your application.
Dawn Weiler, PhD, APRN-ANP, BC
AGNP Program Coordinator
The CCNE Accredited Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing program at Boise State prepares you to serve adult patients (from age 12 to end-of-life) as a nurse practitioner with a specialization in either acute care or primary care.
ONLINE COURSE DELIVERY: Courses are taught online to maximize flexibility combined with three on-campus summer intensives (7-10 days) and four clinical rotations. View AGNP curriculum and online technology requirements.
PRECEPTOR PLACEMENT: Our full-time clinical placement coordinator works with you to identify preceptors in your own community.
AGNP COST: The 2016-2017 tuition rate is $750 per credit hour for all students. There are no out-of-state fees. View more cost information.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: The AGNP is available to nurses practicing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. View all application requirements.
Why become an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner?
There is high demand for NPs with the education and certification to provide health care to adults. Career opportunities include positions at community health centers, private practice offices, long-term health facilities, hospice centers, correctional facilities, intensive care units, emergency departments, surgical units, and more.
As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) you will be positioned for leadership roles in the nursing profession and can anticipate enhanced flexibility and independence.
Primary Care vs. Acute Care Specializations
AGNP students may specialize in acute care or primary care in preparation for AGACNP or AGPCNP board certification. The specialization selected will influence whether you practice in a hospital setting or a community or private practice setting. To better understand the distinctions in these settings and how they can also overlap, we encourage you to review the Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice statement by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
What Skills and Knowledge will I Develop as an AGNP?
The AGNP program will prepare you for practice as a nurse practitioner. You will graduate prepared to:
- perform comprehensive and focused physical examinations.
- diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries.
- manage chronic health problems.
- order and interpret diagnostic tests.
- prescribe medications and therapies.
- perform procedures such as suturing, biopsies, and chest tube insertions.
- educate and counsel patients and their families regarding healthy lifestyles and health care options.
Want to Learn More?
If you have questions about the application process, or would like to discuss your academic and professional goals, please don’t hesitate to contact us.