Nursing – Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Specialization (MSN)

Program Overview

Discover the pathway to becoming a trusted primary care provider and a beacon of health management expertise with St. Thomas University’s Master of Science in Adult Gerontology program.

Prepare for Success

• Gain autonomy and flexibility in your nursing career
• Develop critical judgment skills for diverse clinical settings
• Master health promotion, illness prevention, diagnosis, and management

Empower Your Practice

• Cultivate confidence in independent decision-making
• Prioritize compassionate care and cultural sensitivity
• Implement evidence-based protocols for impactful outcomes

Make a Difference

• Be a vital health management resource in your community
• Lead with compassion, competence, and integrity
• Transform lives and elevate healthcare standards
• Join the ranks of empowered nurse leaders at St. Thomas University

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Enroll now and embark on a journey of professional growth, impact, and fulfillment!

Estimated time of completion less is 18 months

Tuition per credit hour is $585

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate advanced knowledge in nursing, related science, and leadership skills that will emphasize ethical and critical decision making to promote safe, high quality, cost effective, and culturally appropriate care across diverse settings
  • Incorporate evidence-based research to resolve practice problems and improve knowledge
  • Apply patient-care technology, such as informatics, to enhance patient care using a collaborative approach
  • Construct processes for self-accountability of professional growth, adopt lifelong learning, and practice safely and effectively within the chosen specialty to maintain health and improve patient outcomes
  • Establish an environment of advanced practice that is conducive to the development of effective interactions with patients, other disciplines and other entities in communities
  • Advocate for policies that lead to improved health outcomes for populations and improvement of the quality of the health care system at the local, regional, state, national and global level
  • Demonstrate competence in the communication, collaboration and consultation to advance interprofessional teams
  • Integrate clinical prevention and health promotion strategies to maintain optimal health and improve patient health outcomes
  • Apply advanced knowledge gained from nursing and other related sciences to practice as a competent health care provider

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Career Opportunities

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioners (AGNPs) possess a wide range of career opportunities across various healthcare settings, including:

Primary Care

AGNPs often work in primary care settings such as family practices, internal medicine offices, or community health centers. They provide comprehensive care to adult and older adult patients, including health assessments, preventive services, and management of chronic conditions.

Specialty Clinics

AGNPs can specialize in areas such as cardiology, oncology, urology, or neurology. They may work in specialty clinics alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide specialized care and manage complex health conditions specific to adult and older adult populations.

Long-Term Care Facilities

AGNPs may work in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or rehabilitation centers, providing primary care services to older adults residing in these settings. They may focus on managing chronic conditions, promoting wellness, and coordinating care for residents with complex medical needs.

Home Health and Hospice Care

AGNPs may provide home-based healthcare services to adult and older adult patients who prefer to receive care in their homes. They may assess patients’ health status, manage medications, provide symptom management, and coordinate care with other healthcare professionals.

Education and Research

Some AGNPs choose careers in academia or research, where they may teach nursing students, conduct research studies on aging-related issues, or contribute to the development of healthcare policies and guidelines for older adults.


With the advancement of telemedicine, AGNPs can also provide virtual care services to adult and older adult patients, conducting remote consultations, monitoring chronic conditions, and delivering patient education and counseling through telehealth platforms.

Overall, AGNPs have diverse career opportunities that allow them to make a significant impact on the health and well-being of adult and older adult populations across various healthcare settings.


Explore the qualifications for our online MSN AGNP program. Our very reasonable admission requirements allow students from diverse academic backgrounds greater access to the MSN – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner online program. You must possess an unencumbered RN license, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school, and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Due to in-person clinical requirements, only students currently residing in Florida and Georgia can enter this program.

Admission Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in nursing
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Active RN license

MSN – Adult-Gerontolgy Nurse Practitioner Online Admission Requirements

The following criteria are used for admission to the MSN – Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner online program:

• 3.0 cumulative GPA from the degree granting institution
• Unencumbered RN license
• Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school

Official transcripts and all other documentation should be sent to:

St. Thomas University
Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Read about our MSN – AGNP online classes below
The MSN – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner online curriculum is comprised of 8 core courses (24 credit hours) and 9 specialization courses (23 credit hours).
Courses in this program are seven weeks long. Courses during the two summer terms, however, are six weeks long.
Students without pre-requisite foundation courses may require additional credits.

Core Courses:

You must take the following courses.

  • NUR 501: Philosophical & Theoretical Basis of Nursing
  • NUR 502: Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 504: Advanced Health Assessment & Differential Diagnosis
  • NUR 505: Diversity in Advanced Health Practice
  • NUR 506: Influencing Health Policy
  • NUR 512: Role to Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NUR 600: Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
  • NUR 601: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention