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Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Did you know those 65-and-up are part of the fastest growing age group?

The MSU Adult Gerontology Primary Care (AGPCNP) Nurse Practitioner program is designed to meet the great need for providers specialized in the care of the older adult. MSU graduates of the AGPCNP program are educated to provide care to individuals ages 13 and older with a focus on the frail older adult.

Graduates can be certified to work in clinics such as adolescent health, internal medicine, senior health care, long term care, and sub-acute rehab.

The program is led by Dr. Kara Schrader who has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and more than 15 years as a family nurse practitioner.

Learn more about this program, as well as our other Nurse Practitioner concentrations.


Why become an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner?

  • Hybrid program with classes taught in-person and virtual either synchronously or asynchronously.
  • Just 15 days on-campus during the program.
  • 100% certification first-time pass rate and 100% employment rate within one year of graduation.
  • Personalized attention and a sense of community though also offers the resources of a large research-intensive university.
  • Expert faculty that also practice in community settings.
  • Rotations are vetted and arranged for students to receive the best clinical experience.
  • MSU has clinical partnerships throughout the state.
  • MSN, DNP and post-graduate options.
  • Full-time and part-time options.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).