AGNP Program Overview

The Purdue adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program offers an interdisciplinary approach to advanced practice education (medicine, pharmacy, gerontology, audiology, speech pathology, social work, physical and occupational therapy). Graduates are expert in adult health providing care for adolescents, adults and older adults.

Program Features

  • Preceptorship with as few as 630 hours.
  • Access to practice at four nurse-managed clinics.
  • Research opportunities on Purdue's West Lafayette campus.
  • Option to take electives in the transdisciplinary gerontology program.
  • A post-master's Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate is available for students who have a master's in nursing. Required courses are individualized, based on previous master's curriculum.
  • High certification pass rates.
  • Personalized educational experiences.

Purdue School of Nursing is a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

Research Opportunities

  • Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Chronic Care Delivery
  • Health Care Utilization, Health Care Engineering and many others

Program Goals and Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Purdue family nurse practitioner program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Evaluate client and family responses to health, illness, and social determinants as a basis for promotion, restoration, and maintenance of mental and physical health, functional abilities and the prevention of illness. 
  2. Integrate theory, research, and informatics in the management of the care of individuals and families in a specialized area of practice.
  3. Apply advanced practice nursing interventions based on knowledge of the interrelationship among person, environment, health and nursing in the care of diverse populations.
  4. Demonstrate role competence as an Advanced Practice Nurse in providing compassionate, safe, and ethical care to individuals and families including rural and vulnerable populations.
  5. Provide leadership in effecting positive change in professional, social, political, and ethical situations to advance nursing, healthcare, and health policy.
  6. Evaluate quality and cost-effectiveness of nursing and health systems based on outcomes through effective communication and collaboration.

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