Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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DNP Immersion Clinical Skills Dates for 2024

  • January 22-24, 2024 – Students enrolled in 8119, 8122, and 8124
  • June 10-12, 2024 – Students enrolled in 8118 for fall 2024 (required)
    Students enrolled in 8119/8122 (optional one-day event)
  • September 9-11, 2024 – Students enrolled in 8118/8120/8123

Plan to attend ONLY if you are enrolled in one of AGPCNP/FNP clinical courses listed!

The BSN to DNP curriculum in the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Specialty is a 63 semester-hour curriculum that prepares nurses for entry into advanced practice. The curriculum is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s (or higher) degree in nursing, and who now wish to pursue an advanced nursing practice role. The AGPCNP program of study requires 720 clinical practice hours, and also includes completion of a four-semester DNP project.

The patient population of focus for the AGPCNP includes adolescents, young to middle age adults, the elderly and advanced elderly. Our AGPCNP graduates practice in community settings, in sub-acute/skilled nursing facilities, and in long-term care settings. The AGPCNP works as part of an interprofessional health care team. We seek students who have a commitment to rural and underserved populations in Eastern North Carolina and beyond.

Our students work collaboratively with interprofessional teams in a variety of settings, such as clinics, schools, health departments, and long-term care organizations. Our program is offered in a hybrid format with the majority of classroom work being completed online.

Students are required to hold an active registered nurse licensure in North Carolina (or a compact state.) Clinical rotations are also completed solely in North Carolina. We offer assistance with clinical placements, academic advising, and student-support services. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses’ Association (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification examination for Adult-Geronotology Nurse Practitioners.

2019 ~ 2021 Academic Year

2021 ~ 2023 Academic Year


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*All applicable ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina. ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.*

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