It’s a continuum of care and opportunity.
Combine a graying society with life-extending medical advances and healthcare reform, and you have the ideal environment for growth in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) careers. Pursue this specialty and dedicate your skills toward caring for an aging population with unique healthcare needs. It’s a gratifying career, knowing you are helping individuals progress through their entire adult life.
AGPCNPs fill an important gap as the physician shortage continues to grow. There’s an emerging trend toward nurse practitioner-run clinics and private practices. Today’s AGPCNPs are empowered with the authority to provide patient education on various lifestyle changes, including medication management.
As an AGPCNP, your practice settings are as varied as your care. Career opportunities are available in hospitals, community clinics, private medical practices, home care, physician offices, specialty clinics, veterans hospitals, assisted living facilities, or rehabilitation centers.