Post-BSN AGNP Concentration

The Post-BSN DNP AGNP graduate will be prepared to provide quality primary care and advanced clinical skills to optimize health outcomes for adults from adolescence to end of life. DNP AGNP graduates are prepared to practice in, for example, primary care offices and clinics, long-term care, wellness and health promotion services and health systems. AGNP DNP graduates are also successfully serving in academic teaching roles and clinical leadership positions. The AGNP DNP graduate will be prepared for the Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner national certification exam. Application deadline date is November 15 for admission for the following August.

Program at a Glance

  • Post BSN Program: 73 credit hours over 8 semesters
  • Accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Web-enhanced executive format courses
  • Online courses
  • Campus-based clinical courses, labs and seminars
  • State-of-the-art simulation laboratories
  • Award winning faculty

Plan of Study

NOTE: [Delivery Methods: Campus: All campus classes are face to face. Online: All classes are asynchronous, web based. Hybrid: Classes meet on campus 51% of the time and Online 49% of the time. During orientation or first week of classes; students will meet with their advisors and sign a finalized plan of study that will be filed in the student folder and updated as needed.

NOTE: Typical scheduling for the AGNP campus classes is to cluster campus time into 1 day per week each semester. Required campus days or additional special dates are scheduled in advance or posted in the registration information for the course.

Course SemesterCourse Title/(Delivery Method)/[Credits]Clinical Hours
Year 1
Semester I – Fall

  • NUR 810 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Advanced Practice Nursing (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 708 – Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 713 – Reasoning for Advanced Advanced Practice Nursing (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 713L – Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Skills Lab (Campus) [1 cr.]


Semester II – Spring

  • NUR 709 – Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 709S – Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 811 – Primary Care Management of the Adult I for Advanced Practice Nursing (Campus) [4 cr.]
  • NUR 811L – Practicum for Primary Care Management of the Adult I for Advanced Practice Nursing* (Clinical Site) [3 cr.]

126Hrs-(Nur811L)*
Semester III – Summer

  • NUR 620 – Law, Policy, and Economics of Health Care (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 705 – Utilization of Research and Evidence-based Practice (Online) [3 cr.]

Year 2
Semester IV – Fall

  • NUR 812 – Primary Care Management of the Adult II for Advanced Practice Nursing (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 812L – Practicum for Primary Care Management of the Adult II for Advanced Practice Nursing* (Clinical Site) [4 cr.]
  • NUR 818 – Biostatistics and Epidemiology Principles for Advanced Practice Nurses (Hybrid) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898A – Applied EBP Practice & Translational Methods I (Campus) [1 cr.]

126Hrs-(Nur 812L)*
Semester V – Spring

  • NUR 714 – Informatics in Healthcare (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 813 – Primary Care Management of the Older Adult and Frail Elder (Campus) [4 cr.]
  • NUR 813L – Practicum for Primary Care Management of the Older Adult and Frail Elder* (Clinical Site) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898B – Applied EBP Practice and Translational Methods II (Campus) [1 cr.]

126Hrs-(Nur 813L)*
Semester VI – Summer

  • NUR 819 – Effective Leadership for Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898C – Applied EBP Practice & Translational Methods III (Campus) [1 cr.]

Year 3
Semester VII – Fall

  • NUR 814 – Integrated Clinical Management I for the Advanced Practice Nurse in Primary Care (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 814L – Integrated Clinical Practicum in Primary Care I for the Advanced Practice Nurse* (Clinical Site) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 815 – Advanced Concepts for Professional Communication in Primary Health Care (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 815L – Advanced Procedures in Primary Care (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 898D – Applied EBP Practice and Translational Methods IV (Campus) [1 cr.]

126Hrs-(Nur 814L)*
Semester VIII – Spring

  • NUR 816 – Integrated Clinical Management II for the Advanced Practice Nurse in Primary Care* (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 817 – Advanced Practice Nursing for the DNP: Role, Theory and Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898E – Applied EBP Practice and Translational Methods V (Campus) [2 cr.]


210Hrs-(Nur 816)*