Care for an Aging Population
Shenandoah University’s Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate is designed to provide nurses with master’s degrees and doctorates with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, meanings, and experiences to assume the role of an AGNP in a variety of clinical settings.
The Post Graduate Certificate (PGC): Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) is designed to provide the Master’s- level trained nurse with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, meanings, and experiences to assume the role of an AGPCNP in a variety of clinical settings. The program consists of didactic and clinical course content essential to provide care to young adults (including adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults.
The AGPCNP focus is to provide patient-centered, evidence-based practice to improve quality of care and health outcomes. The program can be completed in 15 months full-time with summer courses. A part-time program is available as well.
Cohorts are established annually in the Fall. All courses are offered on the ICPH Fairfax site or in a hybrid format. Clinical placement is a collaborative process between the student and the faculty. Clinical experiences are scheduled at the convenience of the facility hosting the student. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the AGPCNP national certification examination given by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, offered at the Inova Center for Personalized Health, located just outside the Beltway on Gallows Road in Fairfax County, Virginia, focuses on the health care issues affecting aging and elderly populations. Certificate courses cover geriatric mental health theory, end-of-life transition and primary care of geriatrics.
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Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing‘s programs are challenging, but the rewards of completing your degree and entering this critical profession are many. We are committed to providing an outstanding education to nurses at all levels— from people entering the profession with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, to advanced practice nurses seeking doctoral-level training. Our programs are dynamic and responsive to the needs of our students and the health care industry. Shenandoah Nursing offers classes in Winchester at the Health and Life Sciences Building, and in Fairfax at the Shenandoah Northern Virginia campus. We’re excited to share our programs with you.
The curricula for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs combine important knowledge and skills with a friendly and caring spirit. Students like you share diverse backgrounds and personal and professional experiences with seasoned teaching faculty and clinical preceptors, who contribute to robust classroom discussions and enriching and exciting clinical interactions. Our goal is to prepare and challenge you for that next step in your professional career.
We’re excited you’re interested in one of our graduate nursing programs! Shenandoah reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means we will begin evaluating your application once all your documentation has been submitted. Students submitting completed applications before our priority deadlines will be considered first.