Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

What does an Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP do?

Click here to learn more from Dr. Gerene Bauldoff.

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provide direct patient care in a primary care setting. They can diagnose and treat adolescents and adults with common illnesses or injuries. They also are involved in education, research, and legislative activities to promote quality health care. Graduates are eligible for certification as Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.

The primary goal of the AGPCNP Nurse Practitioner specialty is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing in a variety of clinical settings ranging from private practices, clinics, hospitals, and businesses to managed care organizations and governmental agencies. Coursework, clinical experience, and research allow our students to acquire the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for advanced practice nursing roles. Graduates of the specialty are eligible for certification as Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.
Our specialty meets the nurse practitioner curriculum guidelines of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. To date, the pass rate of our graduates is significantly higher than the national pass rate on the certification examination.

Core Adult Gerontology Primary Care faculty

Gerene Bauldoff, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director

Susan Bowman-Burpee, MS, RN, APRN-BC, Lead Clinical Faculty

Linda Daley, PhD, RN

Jodi McDaniel, PhD, RN

Mary Alice Momeyer, DNP, RN, APRN-BC

LeeAnn Ruess, MS, RN, APRN-BC

Essential skills

Our Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP graduates enter the workforce with the skills and competencies to:

  • assume an advanced practice role
  • put theory and research into practice with individuals and families
  • develop, implement, and assess nursing strategies to assure quality of care
  • utilize leadership skills for positive change in policies at the local, regional, and
    national level
  • adapt professionally to the constantly changing health care environment
  • contribute to the advancement of the profession

Core courses

  • Nursing 7403              Innovation Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Nursing 7410              Advanced Health Assessment
  • Nursing 7450              Pathophysiology of Altered Health States
  • Nursing 7470              Advanced Pharmacology in Nursing
  • Nursing 7483              Quality Improvement and Informatics
  • Nursing 7491              Health Promotion and Disease Prevention across the Life Span
  • Nursing 7500              Nursing in the American Health Care System
  • Nursing 7780              Evidence Based Nursing Scholarship

Specialty courses

  • Nursing 7228.01 Adult Nursing Clinical Practicum
  • Nursing 7228.02 Adult-Gero NP Clinical Practicum

Clinical experience

Our NP specialty provides preceptors in a wide variety of geographic locations and clinical sites throughout central Ohio. Students work with nurse practitioners, family practice, and internal medicine physicians in ambulatory primary care and inpatient settings. Clinical experience provides the precepted hours necessary for certification as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

 

Admissions & program information

Traditional Master of Science option
Graduate Entry option

Post-Master’s study option

Applicants must apply directly to the College of Nursing for admission to the Post-Master's option.
For further information about the post-master's option, click here.

For further information about the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, contact:

The Ohio State University
College of Nursing
Graduate Outreach and Admissions
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1289

Call (614) 688-8145
E-mail nursing@osu.edu

 

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