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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care vs Primary Care NP (AGACNP vs AGPCNP) adult primary nurse practitioner scope


The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) is a Registered Nurse prepared at the master’s degree level as a nurse practitioner whose focus is the primary care of adults. Vanderbilt educates the AGPCNP to provide comprehensive care to adults in a variety of primary care settings.

Graduation from this MSN specialty prepares you to take the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exams, offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Vanderbilt Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students typically score above national rates on these exams.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) The A-GNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge of young adults (including adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, older adults, and elderly.

The scope of practice for an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner depends on the specialty that the nurse chooses to pursue. The two credentials available for AGNPs are acute care and primary care.Author: Staff Writers.