DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track
53
Credit Hours
23%
Max Transfer Credit
Class Type
Online courseworkSee state availability
Years To Complete
Finish in as few as 3 years
Cost Per Credit
$748

Specialize in adult care with Franklin’s online DNP-gerontology program

Take a wellness-based, holistic approach and be the go-to medical provider for adult patients over the long term. If you’re an advanced practice nurse committed to optimizing the care of adolescents and adults through data, technology and other clinical and evidence-based practices, then Franklin’s Doctor of Nursing Practice-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP) track is a good fit for you.
 

Program Availability

Online
On Site

Built-in Practicum

Apply what you learn while you learn it.

Earn an In-Demand Degree

Fill the geriatric care gap.

Make an Impact

Become a change agent for primary care.

Finish in as Few as 3 Years

Advance toward your future – faster.

Online Coursework

Balance earning your degree with other work-life commitments.

Learn from the Best

Benefit from the experience of your instructors – seasoned, in-field practitioners.

Skip the Dissertation

Complete an evidence-based project to demonstrate your knowledge
 

DNP-AGPCNP Program Overview

Grow in both your capabilities and responsibilities in the high-demand field of primary care medicine with the DNP-AGPCNP program.

Through education and practice, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the aging process, focused on serving adult patients and confronting the unique medical challenges that occur as individuals age. To accommodate your schedule as a busy nurse, Franklin’s DNP-AGPCNP track combines learning and practicum hours to accelerate the completion of your degree program to about 3 years or 4 years for BSN holders who take advantage of Franklin’s streamlined. BSN to DNP pathway.

Make the most of your time with practicum hours and a scholarly project woven into the program

Franklin’s convenient online courses, designed to challenge and advance your skills, enable you to continue working while you advance your career. Even better, you’ll progress quickly because our online Doctor of Nursing practice degree features course-based practicum.

For the DNP with AGPCNP concentration, you’ll apply and demonstrate your competency for a total of 1,100 practicum and clinical hours, starting with your major area courses, continuing through your DNP seminar courses and AGPCNP clinical hours. Eligible MSN-holders may be able to transfer up to 500 clinical hours and up to 12 credit hours in coursework. BSN to DNP students who complete the required bridge courses can earn up to 125 practicum hours for those courses.

Be a high-achieving APRN with a scholarly approach to the nursing discipline

Prepare yourself for an advanced role as a nurse practitioner by earning a clinical doctorate and completing a DNP scholarly project using evidence-based practice that leads to a problem-solving intervention. Embedded with an evidence-based change model used by a top-ranked health system, Franklin’s DNP program is rooted in evidence- and systems-based quality improvement and clinical practice, application and translation. You’ll study in several distinct areas, including major area courses, DNP seminar courses and concentrated Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) courses. Built-in learning outcomes mean you are evaluated and measured as you progress through your program of study. 

Succeed with an in-demand DNP degree that can help put you at the top of the nursing profession

Demand is rising for nurse managers, nurse practitioners, nurse faculty and BSN graduates who are willing to pursue the profession’s highest clinical credentials: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Franklin’s DNP program lets you rise up to meet these emerging professional standards of nursing, all the while practicing the techniques and testing quality improvement frameworks and theories you learn along the way.

Earn your DNP degree from a university built for busy adults

Earn your DNP degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family and life. Get started on your future today.


 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Franklin University are pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

As part of the initial accreditation for the programs, a CCNE on-site evaluation is scheduled for Sept. 28-30, 2022.

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, program constituents and other interested parties are invited to submit comments prior to the evaluation. All written third-party comments regarding Franklin University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program or post-graduate APRN certificate program must be received by CCNE by Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

Third-party comments should be submitted to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

CCNE requires that all third-party comments be written in English. Comments are shared only with members of the evaluation team prior to their on-site review of the programs. At no time during the review process are these comments shared with the University. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

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Your Best Value DNP-AGPCNP Track

Choose Franklin’s DNP-AGPCNP and you’ll get more for your money while you make the most of your time. Complete your degree in as few as 3 years with online coursework and built-in practicum hours.

Affordable Tuition

$748
PER CREDIT HOUR

Affordable tuition rates make Franklin's DNP a professional investment you can feel confident about.

Automatic Smart Start Scholarship

$39,644
Total Tuition
$5,000
Automatic Scholarship
$34,644
Tuition with Scholarship

Franklin’s competitive tuition rate and our Smart Start Scholarship puts your degree within reach.

Lower Fees

Save thousands of dollars in fees by choosing Franklin over other leading programs for your DNP-AGPCNP.

Source: Internal research of leading programs (May 2022)

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97%
STUDENT SATISFACTION

97% of graduating students would recommend Franklin to their family, friends and/or colleagues.

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DNP-AGPCNP Courses & Curriculum

53 Semester Hours

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Adult-gerontology primary care NPs provide leadership and clinical expertise to provide lifelong care for adults from teens to seniors.

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NPs in this arena conduct wellness visits, perform health assessments, and promote health education for geriatric patients and adults with chronic conditions.

Home Healthcare Nurse Practitioner

Home healthcare NPs promote quality of life among the gerontological population through in-home clinical assessment, treatment and care.

Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Hospice and palliative care NPs participate in collaborative and coordinated care to meet the needs and manage the symptoms of chronically ill and end-of-life patients.

Clinical Manager Nurse Practitioner

Clinical manager NPs oversee clinical operations and facilitate collaboration and team-based care that’s rooted in evidence-based practices, quality assessments and clinical performance analytics.

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Nursing Practice Employment Outlook

11%

From 2021-2031 jobs for Nursing Practice are expected to increase by 11%

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