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Adult/Gerontology Primary Care

Maintain the Health of Older Adults

Understand the human experience of aging, while helping individuals across the lifespan lead healthy lives.


Adult/Gerontology Primary Care nurse practitioners provide primary care for individuals from late adolescence to older adult populations within a community setting. This specialty track is completed in three years, including two summer semesters.

As a doctoral student in the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care track, you will:

  • Develop skills to influence public policy through participation in professional organizations and health policy activities at the local, national, and global level.
  • Take courses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
  • Learn through in-depth coursework in pathophysiology, acute care, critical care, pharmacology, diagnostic reasoning, and physical examinations.
  • Participate in a variety of clinical experiences in a variety of outpatient settings.


Certification Eligibility

Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates are eligible to become certified or licensed to practice.