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Outstanding Pass Rate that Exceeds the National Average

97%+ of Students from the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner have passed the nurse practitioner board exam. Congratulations to our cohort of nurse practitioners and to our dedicated AGNP faculty and preceptors.

The CCNE Accredited Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing program at Boise State prepares you to serve adult patients (from age 12 to end-of-life) as a nurse practitioner with a specialization in either acute care or primary care.

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Points of Pride

On-site summer intensives to enable students to meet their peers and prepare for advanced clinicals 

Boise State is an experienced provider of online coursework with supervised clinicals in your own community

CCNE accredited program

✔ Boise State’s AGNP program offers specializations in either acute or primary care

Affordable price with no out-of-state fees

Career opportunities include positions at community health centers, private practice offices, long-term health facilities, hospice centers, correctional facilities, intensive care units, emergency departments, surgical units, and more

ONLINE COURSE DELIVERY: Courses are taught online to maximize flexibility combined with three on-campus summer intensives (5-7 days) and four clinical rotations.
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PRECEPTOR PLACEMENT: Our full-time clinical placement coordinator works with you to identify preceptors in your own community.

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AGNP COST: The 2019-2020 tuition rate is $890 per credit hour for all students. Please note: the AGNP program is subject to other additional fees such as books, software, travel, etc. There are no out-of-state fees.View More Cost Information

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Boise State’s AGNP program is available to registered nurses practicing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Relocation: Students are encouraged to contact their program advisor if relocating to another state, to inquire about whether restrictions set by State Boards of Nursing have changed.  Authorization or licensure rules vary state by state, and could impact a student’s ability to complete their program of study.
View Information on State Authorization View SARA Licensure Status

INTERNATIONAL RESTRICTIONS: If considering a move out of country, contact your program advisor.  The sanctions and restrictions for foreign countries are dynamic, and enrollments may require review by Boise State’s Institutional Compliance Office.
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Why become an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner?

There is high demand for NPs with the education and certification to provide health care to adults. Career opportunities include positions at community health centers, private practice offices, long-term health facilities, hospice centers, correctional facilities, intensive care units, emergency departments, surgical units, and more.

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) you will be positioned for leadership roles in the nursing profession and can anticipate enhanced flexibility and independence.

Primary Care vs. Acute Care Specializations

AGNP students may specialize in acute care or primary care in preparation for board certification.  The specialization selected will influence whether you practice in a hospital setting or a community or private practice setting. To better understand the distinctions in these settings and how they can also overlap, we encourage you to review the Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice statement by the National Organization of  Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Acute Care Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
AACN Certification Corporation

Primary Care Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
AANP Certification Board

What Skills and Knowledge Will I Develop as an AGNP?

The AGNP program will prepare you for practice as a nurse practitioner. You will graduate prepared to:

  • Perform comprehensive and focused physical examinations
  • Diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries
  • Manage chronic health problems
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Prescribe medications and therapies
  • Perform procedures such as suturing, biopsies, and chest tube insertions
  • Educate and counsel patients and their families regarding healthy lifestyles and health care options

Program Objectives


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