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.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
|For Master of Science and Post-Master's Students|
|Is RN experience required?||No. However, one year is preferred|
|Other admissions requirements specific to this specialty||None|
|Application deadline||February 1, 2022|
|For Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) Students|
|Does this specialty admit MEPN students?||Yes. MEPN application deadline: Sept. 10, 2021 (see MEPN program page for how to apply)|
Our specialty curriculum follows the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) AGPCNP Primary Care Competencies. Review the curriculum for this specialty. Please note that courses are subject to change.
Post-Master's Certificate Program
The AGPCNP specialty offers a Post-Master's certificate for nurses who have completed a master's degree in nursing. This customized special studies offering provides education and clinical training in the AGPCNP role. Upon completion, graduates are eligible for BRN certification and national certification. At least four quarters and 500 clinical hours are required for Post-Master’s studies.
Interested applicants should contact the Post-Master’s Specialty Coordinator Miranda Surjadi, ANP-BC, MS, AGNP, to discuss the Post-Master's AGPCNP option, for consultation on an individualized post-master's curriculum and to request an application.
(Please note that post-master's applicants do not need to fulfill a statistics requirement.)
Gerri Collins-Bride, MS, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN
Nicole Collman, RN, ANP, CNS
Sandra Domeracki, MS, RN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Lewis Fannon, MS, RN, ANP
James V. Gatewood, PhD, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC
Helen Horvath, MS, RN, ANP-BC
Anna Strewler, MS, AGPCNP-BC
Miranda Surjadi, MS, RN, ANP-BC
Specialty Coordinator: Miranda Surjadi, ANP-BC, MS, AGNP
Staff Contact: Pamela Dudzik