Online Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs


$15,084 - $64,784


12 – 40 months

Degrees and Certificates

Delivering holistic care for adults from wellness to illness.


Today’s healthcare providers are incredibly challenged by the aging population. That’s why leaders are needed now more than ever. Become one. Learn how to translate your desire to give holistic care into proactive, culturally sensitive, and ethical healthcare solutions for adult patients. Each of our Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs is designed to help experienced nurses provide first-rate care for adults of varying ages.

Online AGPCNP Programs

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100% online with no campus visits required

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No GMAT, GRE, or Statistics required for admission

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Complete clinicals locally in your preferred setting

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No waiting list once you’re accepted

Four Online AGPCNP Programs

Why become an AGPCNP?

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.



More autonomy.

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.


More opportunity.

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.

The career outlook for AGPCNPs is booming.

Did you know that adult-gerontology nurse practitioners rank in the Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Specialties, according to Scrubs Magazine? Salary may not be the deciding factor when choosing your specialization, but it can certainly help you weigh your options. Additionally, the AGPCNP has a higher than average growth rate due to the increasing size of the adult patient population.

  • Baby boomers make up nearly 25% of the total U.S. population, creating an incredible demand for an AGPCNP’s services. 
  • More than 85 million millennials (sometimes called Generation Y) are now adults; this generation is the largest cohort population the U.S. has ever seen. The age 65-plus patient population segment is projected to double to 71.5 million by 2030 (CNN). 
  • There could potentially be more than 80 million individuals on Medicare by 2029 (CNN).
  •  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job openings for nurse practitioners are expected to increase by 31% through 2020. 
  • The average salary for nurse practitioners is $94,460, according to the BLS.

Why choose Maryville?

We’re a private, four-year institution ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. We’re also proud to have been named to the Military Friendly Schools List for the 6th consecutive year. When you choose us, you receive a highly flexible and highly regarded education with the added convenience of being delivered 100% online. Here are a few more reasons why we offer you the best path:

  •  Streamline your time and talent to earn a post-master’s certificate.

  • Graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • Enjoy a flexible and convenient 24/7 online learning model.

  • Explore important topics that will help pave the way to a better future for yourself and the nurses who follow in your footsteps. 

  • Take the opportunity to conduct research via clinical inquiry courses that will challenge your assumptions.

  • Learn from an expert faculty of nursing leaders who openly share their experiences and insights regarding public health and the nursing profession. 

Founded in 1872 — Top Ranked for Today

Proud to be recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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CCNE Accredited

The MSN, Post-Master’s NP Certificate, and DNP programs at Maryville University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

AGPCNP Curriculum

Four curriculum models.

One rewarding career specialty.

Online MSN AGPCNP Concentration

Online Master of Science in Nursing — Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN AGPCNP)

You can complete your AGPCNP in as few as 28 months and 100% online. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with six entry points per year (January, March, May, July, August, and October).

Online BSN to DNP AGPCNP Concentration

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program — AGPCNP Concentration (BSN to DNP AGPCNP)

You can complete your program in as few as 36 months and 100% online. You can begin your coursework the semester after you are accepted, in spring, summer, or fall.

Online Post-Master's Certificate AGPCNP Concentration

Online Post-Master’s Certificate — Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN AGPCNPC)

You can complete your adult gerontology nurse practitioner certification in as few as 20 months and 100% online. You can begin your coursework the semester after you are accepted, with six entry points either in spring, summer, or fall.

Online DNP-NP Program AGPCNP Concentration

To ensure the best possible educational experience for our students, we may update our curriculum to reflect emerging and changing employer and industry trends. Professional licensure and certification regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Students are encouraged to visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for the state in which they intend to practice to verify specific licensure requirements which includes ensuring the program of interest meets the licensure requirements prior to enrolling. Students may visit the professional licensure page or reach out to our team of enrollment advisors for guidance.

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