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Expand your advanced practice knowledge. Extend life expectancy. 

Our population is aging — and quickly. Nearly 10,000 Americans will turn 65 every day until 2030, and their total number will double between now and 2050. By then, about 25% of the world’s population will be over 60.* But baby boomers don’t feel old, which means they don’t want to act old either.

Thanks to advancements in technology and medical treatments, the elderly population is living longer — the average life expectancy for males is 76, while for females it’s 81.** But as our population ages, the likelihood of medical issues increases. That’s what makes an advanced education so important for the nurses who care for them.

Earn your online MSN in adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP) with Misericordia University and we’ll teach you how to confidently assess patient conditions and develop treatment plans to give patients more active years.

*Pew Research Center

What’s the career outlook for nurses with their AGPCNP?

Of the quarter-million nurse practitioners working in the U.S., less than 10% of them are adult-gerontology nurse practitioners. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), less than 5% of nurse practitioners focus in adult-gerontology primary care. That means you have an opportunity to break into a profession with untapped potential.

Also according to the AANP:

  • 14% of AGPCNP nurses choose hospital outpatient clinics as their top clinical setting
  • Critical care remains the largest singular clinical focus for AGPCNPs, accounting for 26% of all specializations

AGNPs report an overall job satisfaction rating of “extremely satisfied.”*

*American Association of Nurse Practitioners


Provide care to all ages — from teens to seniors.

Adult-gerontology nurse practitioners don’t just provide care to the elderly — they actually provide care to patients 18 years of age and above. They administer health and community-based services with a focus on prevention.

As an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, the guidance and education you provide can lay the foundation for patients to develop healthy, sustainable habits to promote lifelong wellness.

What can you expect from your career as an AGNP nurse?

The AANP reports that adult-gerontology is one of the largest nurse practitioner subfields, with nearly 16% of nurse practitioners nationwide are in adult care. Here are a few other things to keep in mind as you choose this career path:

Average Salary

31% industry growth from 2016 to 2026**

Skill Set
Critical thinker

Work Setting
Primary care
Geriatric nursing
Outpatient care
Women's health
Long-term care

*American Association of Nurse Practitioners
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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