SJC Long Island Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

SJC Long Island Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The need for well-prepared adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners (AGPCNPs) is growing quickly.

With the current expansion of health services to previously uninsured adults, the demand for quality primary care services is increasing. It is estimated that approximately 11 million people signed up for coverage at the end of the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act producing a rise in demand for primary care services and this trend is continuing.

St. Joseph's College M.S. in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program responds to emerging national demographics and policies in healthcare.

In addition, the rising aging population and the declining numbers of primary care providers, has prompted concerns for who is going to provide primary care. With the population of approximately 10 million people (in our area) of which approximately 15 percent are over the age of 65, the need for adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioners is evident. To address this issue the role of the non-physician clinician, such as the nurse practitioner, needs to be enhanced by developing new educational and training programs which is the goal of this graduate program.

Program Overview

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program

This 42-credit MS Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program provides the theoretical and practical foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice and to become leaders in their roles as advanced practice nurses. Graduates of the program will be prepared to deliver quality primary health care for adults across the age continuum: post-adolescent, adult, the older adult, and the frail elderly. The focus of this program is the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered primary care and offers both didactic and clinical experiences that prepare nurse practitioners to care holistically for diverse individuals and populations in the context of families, and communities.


Learn more about our graduate options in nursing

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Nursing M.S.: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The clinical nurse specialist concentration prepares students for the multifaceted role of the CNS in a variety of health care settings. Click here to learn more.

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Nursing M.S.: Nursing Education

The nurse education concentration prepares students for educator positions in either academic or service settings, or in patient education. Click here to learn more.

Graduation and Employment

Employment rate for graduates in this program is 100%. Job placement counseling is available to all students.

Completion rate for graduate programs is 92%,

Accreditation Information

The Master’s nursing programs at St. Joseph’s College located on the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses are accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Masters nursing programs is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at the ACEN Website.

The Department of Nursing is also accredited by the New York State Education Department.

Why Earn a Graduate Degree in Nursing at St. Joseph’s College?

The St. Joseph’s College Nursing Department provides graduate nursing education that will ignite your spirit of inquiry and commitment to lifelong learning and reflective practice. In a small class setting, you’ll work closely with an expert, caring faculty with varied backgrounds in both clinical nursing and research. Throughout your studies at SJC Long Island, you’ll receive career advising and academic support from a dedicated staff. Clinical training opportunities are offered at nearly 50 different agencies, clinics and hospitals. SJC’s Nursing Department prepares its students for a life of integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service by:

  • Providing graduates with the competencies and skills needed to assume the role of an advanced practice nurse
  • Preparing graduates for practice in a variety of health care settings
  • Preparing graduates to sit for national certification exams