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Modern Approach. Human Connection.

Felician University’s online Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN-AGPCNP) program is designed for those seeking to treat adolescents through to older adult patients in the modern world. Our innovative approach to nursing education and the deep connections fostered among students, devoted faculty and community shape a distinct experience as you accomplish your goal of becoming an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

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CCNE Accredited*
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Ranked Nationally for Best Online MSN Program
U.S. News & World Report 2024

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Ranked 2nd (tied) in New Jersey for Best Online MSN Program
U.S. News & World Report 2024

  • 44 credit hours   
  • 750 clinical hours   
  • $765.96 per credit hour 
  • A 20% Ed Assist discount may be available. With this discount, our programs offer the lowest tuition in the state 
  • One on-campus residency 
  • Three intakes per year (Spring, Summer, Fall)  
  • Two years and three months / Seven semesters 
  • Full-time with two courses per semester 
  • CCNE accredited*  
  • BSN from accredited program (approved by Board of Nursing)   
  • 3.0 GPA   
  • Unencumbered RN license   
  • Two letters of recommendation   
  • Undergraduate courses in nursing research, statistics, health assessment   

Continue your professional nursing development as an Advanced Practice Nurse with prescriptive practice by earning your MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree. Gain knowledge and skills to deliver and manage the primary care needs of the adult population (adolescents through the elderly) in diverse settings such as private practice, community health centers, health care systems, universities and more.  

Learn to incorporate simulation and technology into practice, provide evidence-based care and prevention, and advance nursing science. You will practice autonomously in collaboration with an inter-professional team to manage acute and chronic conditions and promote optimal health for this population. This track is similar to the MSN-FNP degree; however, it focuses on the health of adolescent and adult patients. 

  • Low tuition rates from a top-ranked university  
  • Become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in as little as two years and three months 
  • Coursework is 100% online (except clinical hours and one campus residency)  
  • Start when convenient for you with three starts per year  
  • Clinical placement support is integrated into the program with a dedicated clinical placement team who identifies and secures quality placement sites and preceptors near your community 

Felician University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Master of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*. 

* The master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APN certificate program at Felician University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) 

State Authorization

Students from the following states are welcome to apply to Felician University’s online Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program:

  • Connecticut 
  • Hawaii 
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Iowa 
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky 
  • Maine 
  • Massachusetts 
  • Montana 
  • New Jersey 
  • New Mexico
  • Texas 
  • Vermont 
  • Virginia 
  • West Virginia

A 20% Ed Assist discount may be available. With this discount, our programs offer the lowest tuition in the state. Fill out the form and connect with an enrollment advisor to see if you qualify.

MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Sample

Below are examples of the types of courses you’ll take throughout your MSN-AGPCNP education.

This course provides an overview to the theoretical underpinnings and research that provides a foundation to advanced nursing practice and evidenced based practice. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of a wide range of theories and the application of research. Students will identify a problem, develop a robust nursing research question supported by theory, and synthesize and critically evaluate evidence for application across diverse populations in healthcare. Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in nursing research and statistics. 

(4 credits)

The focus of this foundational course in the advanced nursing program is the development of skills required for advanced health assessment. The content of this course focuses on the comprehensive history, physical and psychological assessment of clients across the lifespan. The course provides an opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical assessment skills through the systematic performance of complete and focused health assessments. Differentiation of normal developmental variations and pathophysiologic changes are emphasized incorporating advanced clinical reasoning and critical thinking within the scope of advanced practice nursing. This course includes 60 virtual lab hours.

 (3 credits)  

This AGPCNP clinical practicum experience focuses on the care of the older adult and frail elderly client in the subacute and long-term care setting.  Working with approved preceptors in designated subacute and/or long-term care clinical sites, students will provide culturally responsive, appropriate focused and comprehensive health assessments, perform health screenings, immunizations, functional assessments, health promotion, pharmacological management, palliative care, and management of cognitive impairment.  Utilizing evidence-based practice and clinical guidelines, students will focus on assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of acute and chronic illness management for the older adult and frail elderly clients in the subacute and long-term care setting.  Intensive laboratory experiences focus on women’s health and gerontological select objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) and high-fidelity simulations.  Culturally responsive care for diverse, vulnerable and underserved population is stressed.  Students are required to function safely in the clinical setting and meet the identified clinical competencies for the older adult and frail elderly population with a moderate amount of guidance. This course includes 250 clinical hours.

(4 credits)  

This clinical practicum experience for the AGPCNP student focuses on the care of clients throughout the adult-gerontology population.  Working with approved preceptors in designated clinical sites, students will complete culturally responsive focused and comprehensive health assessments, perform health screenings and provide health education/ risk reduction strategies for clients from adolescent through older adult and frail elderly.  Utilizing evidence-based practice and accepted clinical guidelines, students will develop diagnostic reasoning strategies, differential diagnoses and management plans for common episodic and chronic conditions for clients in the primary health care settings.  Care of diverse, vulnerable and underserved clients is emphasized.  Intensive laboratory experiences focus on EKG and x-ray interpretation, tele-health skills, and acute care procedure skills.  Students are required to function safely in the clinical setting and meet the identified clinical competencies for the adult-gerontology population with increasing independence and moderate amount of guidance. This course includes 250 clinical hours. 

(4 credits)  

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We’re here to answer any questions you may have about the program, including enrollment, tuition, admission requirements, curriculum details, and more.

Clinical Placement Services

Your coursework is 100% online, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. During your MSN-AGPCNP nursing education, you’ll receive focused attention from our doctoral-prepared faculty. You’ll also take part in a campus visit that includes practical skill-building in our nursing resource and simulation center while interacting face-to face with instructors and fellow students. Lastly, you’ll be connected with our clinical placement team, who will help find local clinical opportunities for you to learn from experienced professionals or preceptors. Below are commonly asked questions regarding clinical placement. 

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How does the clinical placement process work?

You’ll work with our dedicated clinical placement team who will walk you through the process and be your primary point of contact. Based on your goals and where you live, your Student Success Coach will collaborate with you to identify an appropriate site and preceptor for you within a reasonable driving distance from your home.

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How should I prepare for nursing clinicals?

You will be in close communication with your Student Success Coach all the way through to graduation. They will ensure you complete all clinical requirements and meet deadlines, and will answer your questions, verify your clearance requirements, and walk you through the nursing clinicals checklist.

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When will I receive my clinical placement details?

You will receive a notification from your Student Success Coach prior to each clinical start date. Once the placement has been confirmed and communicated, you are encouraged to begin working directly with your clinical preceptor to establish a schedule.

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What can I expect during my nursing clinicals?

All clinical nursing experiences are slightly different because nurses work in a variety of health care facility environments. You will begin your clinical rotations after the required background checks, physical examinations, and Clinical Skills Competency Intensive have been successfully completed, and you receive “approval to start” your clinical placement from Felician. During your clinical rotation, you will be under the close supervision of your preceptor and Felician University clinical faculty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, you must first earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and pass the NCLEX-RN to become a licensed RN. The next step is to earn your MSN with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and complete the clinical experience work. Upon completion of the degree, the graduate must take and successfully pass a national certification exam to become a certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

The total annual median income for full-time Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners is $111,000.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Burning Glass Labor Insight

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners practice in diverse environments including private practice, community health centers, health care systems and universities.

These two primary care roles contain considerable overlap with one key distinction: the life stage of the patient. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners serve adolescent and adult patients.

Yes. Felician University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Master of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APN certificate program at Felician University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

Felician University’s online MSN-AGPCNP is recognized by numerous rankings and accolades from several reputable sources, such as U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, our online MSN-AGPCNP is designed for the modern world, with an innovative approach to nursing education connecting technology, students, faculty and community.  

This seven-semester program requires 44 credits of online coursework and 750 clinical hours. It can be completed in two years and three months.

The MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program costs $765.96 per credit hour for a total degree cost of $33,702.24, excluding fees. A 20% Ed Assist discount may be available. With this discount, our programs offer the lowest tuition in the state. Fill out the form and connect with an enrollment advisor to see if you qualify. 

Simulation Technology

The Barbara J. Toscano Nursing Resource and Simulation Center occupies 11,000 square feet in the Education Commons building on the Rutherford campus. The Center mirrors a hospital setting where high fidelity Patient Care Simulators are used to provide students with a realistic patient experience. A/V equipment, cameras, and microphones are used with simulations. All of these educational technologies promote active learning and assist the faculty in transitioning students towards their professional role as safe, competent nurses.

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