Earn the qualifications you need to work with a growing population that needs nurse practitioners with a specialization in gerontology. Franklin’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers RNs the opportunity to further develop their professional skills by becoming an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). With a flexible program designed for busy, working nurses, Franklin’s MSN-AGPCNP degree program fully prepares you to ensure healthcare delivery excellence for patients in adolescence through adulthood.
Align your career credentials with your passion for gerontology nursing
It takes a special kind of heart and competency to work with the 65+ population. If that’s you and you want to take your career to a new level while improving healthcare delivery and outcomes for older adults (and for anyone age 13+), Franklin’s MSN-AGPCNP degree is for you. This degree will prepare you for a leadership or clinical nursing position in a variety of primary care settings, including long-term and preventive care, hospitals, private clinics and community health centers.
Realize your potential and expand your scope of practice with an MSN-AGPCNP degree
In this degree program, you’ll prepare to become an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner through a rigorously designed curriculum that emphasizes what next-level AGPCNPs need to know. You’ll learn – and practice – a variety of specialized skills. From suturing, biopsy and diagnostics, to differential diagnosis, objective assessments and evidence-based interventions, you’ll be enhancing the lives and care of our aging population.
Finish your degree faster, thanks to built-in clinical practice hours
Franklin’s MSN-AGPCNP degree program is unique because it weaves clinical practicum within your coursework. Thanks to this built-in experiential learning component, you’ll apply what you learn while you learn it. Franklin’s MSN-AGPCNP degree program lets you acquire 600 hours of clinical practice experience that’s focused on primary care across the lifespan, plus the opportunity for a specialization rotation.
Earn an accredited nursing degree and qualify to apply to take the national certification exam
The master’s degree program in nursing at Franklin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
As a student, you can be confident that your MSN will prepare you for advanced practice or doctoral-level study.
Once you complete your degree, you will be eligible to apply to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Passing the certification exam is necessary to receive a license to practice as an advanced registered nurse practitioner in most states.
Since licensing requirements vary from state to state, make sure you understand the rules and regulations guiding both the location and scope of your practice as it relates to your professional development goals.
Transfer up to 12 credits and finish your MSN faster
If you have previously taken MSN courses at a CCNE-accredited institution, you may be able to transfer credit and save time and money toward your Franklin MSN. Franklin offers course-for-course credit for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced physical assessment, as long as they have been completed within 3 to 5 years of your enrollment at Franklin. To see if your previous coursework can be used to satisfy degree requirements, you’ll need to submit a syllabus for the course(s) you’d like to have evaluated for transfer credit. Your admissions advisor will be happy to assist you in any way.