The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) specialty promotes and sustains health in the community and workplace, with particular emphasis on culturally diverse and high-risk populations. Faculty members prepare AGPCNPs to assess and manage the health care of adolescents, adults, and older adults with common acute and multiple chronic conditions. Our AGPCNPs emphasize health promotion and maintenance in all patient interactions. Our AGPCNP graduates practice in community and hospital-based primary care clinics, in patient’s homes, in sub-acute/skilled nursing facilities, and in long-term care settings.
AGPCNP specialty coursework and supervised clinical experiences emphasize:
- patient-centered, evidence-based practice
- interprofessional, team-based clinical training
- advocacy for vulnerable, high-risk adult populations
The Occupational and Environmental Health focus prepares students to work with working adults to prevent and if necessary, identify and treat, occupational injuries and illnesses.
The AGPCNP specialty faculty identify and coordinate clinical training residencies for students in a variety of settings, such as UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH), San Francisco Department of Public Health, Veterans Administration, Kaiser Permanente, long-term care facilities, worksite occupational health clinics, and private practices. While we make every attempt to accommodate students, students will be traveling to clinical sites and are required to cover their own travel and expenses. This specialty requires a minimum of 570 clinical residency hours.
Certifications and Licenses
AGPCNP graduates are eligible for certification as a Nurse Practitioner through the California Board of Registered Nursing (no examination required). Information can be found on the California BRN website.
AGPCNP specialty track graduates will also be eligible for national board certification through the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). You can review the current ANCC AGPCNP primary certification examination information as well as information about the current AANP A-GNP certification examination.
Current students can visit the Master of Science program's Collaborative Learning Environment site to access the curriculum (MyAccess credentials required).
For individuals applying for admission for fall 2024, the sample curriculum for the BSN Entry to DNP — Advanced Nursing Focus pathway can be viewed on our Curriculum webpage.
Miranda Surjadi, MS, RN, ANP-BC, associate professor - Specialty Coordinator
Gerri Collins-Bride, MS, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, professor
Sandra Domeracki, MS, RN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, associate professor
Lewis Fannon, MS, RN, ANP, associate professor
James V. Gatewood, PhD, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, assistant professor
Megan Grant, MS, RN, NP-C
Helen Horvath, MS, RN, ANP-BC, associate professor
Anna Strewler, MS, AGPCNP-BC
Specialty Coordinator: Miranda Surjadi, ANP-BC, MS, AGNP
Staff Contact: Pamela Dudzik