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Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Online
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPC NP) practices in community-based settings including primary care and other specialties such as dermatology, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, etc.


For nurses, compassion, empathy and critical thinking go without saying. University of Cincinnati nurses build on these traits to become leaders in whichever setting they choose to work.

For over a decade, we have pioneered online nursing education across the nation. Our mission is to ensure our graduates are empowered to think critically; advocate for patients and the profession; and explore, generate and apply nursing knowledge in any setting.

Our nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Our AGPC NP program prepares students to care for patients 13 and older for diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions. Graduates of this program meet the criteria for taking certification exams as Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.


The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)*, a commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA). The NCA is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Theoretical Basis for Clinical Reasoning
  • Health Care Policy
  • Research and Best Evidence for Clinical Reasoning
  • Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • AANP Practicum I
  • AANP Practicum II
  • AANP Practicum III
  • AANP Seminar I
  • AANP Seminar II
  • AANP Seminar III 
  • Clinical Management I
  • Clinical Management II
  • Biostatistics for Evidence

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    44 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online program is designed for nurses already holding their BSN who are seeking to reach the next level of their practice. Nurses interested in working as a nurse practitioner will benefit from this online degree program.
  • Active and unrestricted current RN license
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree conferred from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better
  • A minimum of one year of RN experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7384 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7384 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7234 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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