What Does an Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Do?
The adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP) (or gerontological nurse practitioner) works with a broad patient population that includes adults of all ages. Responsibilities include:
- Diagnosing, treating, and managing acute and chronic health conditions
- Promoting general health
- Delivering preventive care
- Prescribing and managing medication
- Participating in the development of appropriate policy and evidence-based practice
- Serving as a health educator and coach to individuals, families, and communities
- Employing the latest technology to assist patients
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Note: At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in this program: Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia. In addition, international students are not eligible to enroll in this program.