What will I learn?

The BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) track offers RNs with a bachelor of science degree in nursing doctoral-level training to become an AGNP. The program emphasizes clinical reasoning at the highest level, preparing graduates to be nursing leaders who deliver patient-centered care as members of interdisciplinary teams emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, health policy/economics, and informatics. In addition, there are international clinical opportunities throughout the program.

Coursework culminates in an evidence-based research project that provides opportunities for innovation and collaboration in areas such as patient-centered care, system influences on care providers, and population-focused healthcare. The program can be completed in 3.5 to 4 years. A plan of study will be developed with the academic advisor to meet individual student needs.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs in the School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the AGNP program are eligible to take the AGNP specialty ANCC or AANP national certification exam.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Healthcare Economics

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies

Study options

Full Time (80 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,246.00 per year
USD $10,123 per semester
Application deadline

Expected May, November 2022

Start date

January 2022


School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies

6001 University Boulevard,



15108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

For international students

Students must have a Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university; Minimum undergraduate QPA of 3.25. If the QPA is below 3.25, the GRE or additional coursework may be recommended for admission consideration.

English Language Scores:

Testing for non-native English speakers: TOEFL - 79 iBT, 550 pBT all schools; IELTS - 7.0; Duolingo English Test (DET) – 100; PTE – 53.

Application Deadline: May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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