DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP: Robert Morris University

PREPARING LEADERS FOR THE NEW AGE OF HEALTH CARE

RMU is at the Forefront of this Ever-Changing Industry

As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, the demand for qualified adult-care professionals is expected to double in the coming years, and Robert Morris University is meeting this need head-on.

Designed as a track of the BSN to DNP, RMU’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care program prepares students to become certified registered adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioners (AGNPs) who can diagnose and treat primary care diseases and illnesses in an adult setting, by collaborating with other health care professionals..

Candidates learn to address adult health needs in a holistic, culturally competent manner, by identifying each patient’s particular needs in order to provide support and treatment on a long-term basis.

Why Choose RMU for your BSN to DNP Degree?

The educational objectives of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Track of the BSN to DNP Program are to prepare certified registered adult gerontology nurse practitioners who:

  • Monitor, educate and plan for the long-term health care needs of adults they care for;
  • Diagnose and treat primary care diseases and illnesses in the adult setting and address a wide range of adult health care problems, in collaboration with other health care professionals;
  • Address adult health needs in a holistic, culturally competent manner, including diet, exercise, complementary therapies, genetics, drug and alcohol use, and others;
  • Identify patients' specialty referral needs and make such referrals as appropriate;
  • Provide support and treatment on a long-term basis for patients with chronic illnesses; and
  • Become a partner in the health care processes that involve other specialists.

The curriculum for the AGNP Track includes a total of 80 credits and 1,140 clinical hours. The program can be completed in four years taking two to three courses per semester.