The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program (AGPCNP) prepares advanced practice nurses as primary care providers to manage the health individuals from adolescence through adulthood and through end of life in a changing health care system. Emphasis is on health promotion, illness prevention, the management of minor acute illnesses, and chronic complex health management needs of older adults to maximize their health, functional status, and independence. The AGPCNP provides leadership and promotes research to maximize health care delivery services for adults, older adults, and their families. Graduates are prepared to take the National Certification Exam as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are then eligible to be recognized and licensed as advanced practice nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing.
AGPCNP Director: Kathy Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP/GNP-BC
This program provides you a background to:
- Assume responsibility as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) to provide health care to adults, elders, their families and communities.
- Collaborate with health professionals and use essential resources to implement quality, continuous care to adults and families and coordinate with multidisciplinary teams the delivery of quality health care across the continuum of elder services.
- Demonstrate confidence in assessment, diagnosis and management of the health needs of adults and their families.
- Provide health care to elders and their families that maximize their quality of life and promote a peaceful death when appropriate.
- Use research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of health care delivery and clinical outcomes in AGPCNP practice using research methodologies.
Senior Health Centers – Private Practice focused on Elder Care – Assisted Living Centers
Rehabilitation Centers – Internal Medicine Clinics – Family Practice Clinics
Rural Health Clinics – Hospice and Palliative Care Services – Home Health
Skilled Care Facilities – Geriatricians Offices – Subacute Units
Community-based clinics, Rural health clinics, internal medicine clinics Primary care clinics, senior health centers, adolescent clinics, rehabilitation centers Nursing homes, college health centers, public health services, occupational health/home health services, criminal justice system.