Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care, DNP

Seattle University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares you for certification as either an FNP or AGNP.

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About this Program

Empowering Leaders in Primary Care

Seattle University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP) program prepares you for certification as either an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. This program provides you with the skillset to bring comprehensive primary care for all ages and populations to a variety of environments. Whether you are recently graduated or advancing your career, at Seattle University you can extend your knowledge of practice and health care systems in a growing field.

Our Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology PCNP program is for professionals ready to deliver quality health care by expanding their knowledge of advanced nursing practice. The program provides a deep understanding of health care’s complex systems and challenges plus opportunities to apply evidence-based research to practice. Our graduates have an overall board pass rate greater than 95% and capitalize on high employment rates due to demand across the Puget Sound region and the nation.

Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at a Glance

Learn how a DNP degree will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.

Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (FNP or AGNP)

The Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology (PCNP) program prepares you for certification as either an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or  Family Nurse Practitioner. This program provides you with the skillset to bring comprehensive primary care for all ages and populations to a variety of environments. The PCNP program of study is for students entering the DNP program with an RN and Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) to DNP students who have successfully completed their pre-licensure program of study.

DNP graduates will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the provision of evidence-based advanced practice nursing care.
  2. Utilize information systems technology to improve healthcare access, quality, and outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate competence in an advanced nursing practice specialty.
  4. Exercise leadership through scholarship, advocacy, and community engagement to achieve just and equitable healthcare systems that improve health potential and reduce health disparities of vulnerable populations.
  5. Evaluate and influence healthcare systems and health policy at local, state, federal, and global levels.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication and interprofessional collaboration in the promotion of healthcare access, quality, and outcomes.
  7. Evaluate beliefs, values, and ways of knowing to foster lifelong personal and professional development.
  8. Apply ethical decision-making in complex clinical situations.

What You’ll Learn

Learn about the classes you’ll take as a student here.

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Best Schools for Family Practice Nursing

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CCNE Accredited

Seattle University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

85.7%

Job Placement Rate

For Seattle University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) grads.

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ANCC or AANPCB Certification

Graduates of the DNP in Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care are eligible to sit for either the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

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State-of-the-Art Clinical Performance Lab

The Clinical Performance Lab is a state-of-the-art, 20,000 square foot facility located a few blocks from the Seattle University main campus at Swedish Cherry Hill Medical Center. You’ll take your classroom knowledge and practice in a safe clinical environment with realistic patient scenarios.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Seattle University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

From Our Alumni

Zheryl Baldonado

"Social justice is the foundation of nursing. The values of Seattle University College of Nursing will help prepare me to understand complex health care needs and to provide me with a strong foundation as an advanced practice nurse.”

DNP Class of 2021

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