7-1-7 Model 

Take one course at a time, with a break between

Dedicated Support

From Enrollment to Graduation


Prepare for Board Certification

Graduate ready for the Adult Gerontology NP exams


Online MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Overview

Prepare for a rewarding career as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) through an online, faith-based program that aligns with your life and values.

Spring Arbor University's online BSN to MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is CCNE-accredited and highly ranked for academic quality. This in-demand MSN concentration will equip you with the primary care knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to care for adolescents, adults and the elderly.

As a student in the online MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, you can:

  • Continue working full-time as you earn your degree on your own schedule.
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7-week courses, 1-week breaks).
  • Join a close community of motivated students and caring faculty.
  • Graduate prepared to take the AGPC certification exam (AGPCNP-BC® or AGNP-C).
NUR632 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

This course is designed to prepare the student to apply evidence-based principles of wellness, disease prevention, and health risk in individuals, families, communities, and aggregate/clinical populations. Diversity is examined relative to social and communication patterns, roles, and value/beliefs underlying health-illness behaviors.

NUR642 Chronic Disease and Complex Problems in Older Adults

The focus of this course is on management of chronic disease and complex care needs of older adults. Emphasis will be on case management and interdisciplinary collaboration to arrange and evaluate care for the most health compromised clients.

Online BSN to MSN-AGPCNP Program Curriculum

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Online MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Tuition

As a student in the online MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, you will see a return on your educational investment.

Spring Arbor University is recognized as a “Best Value” school by U.S. News & World Report. The online MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program provides academic quality with competitively priced tuition of $782 per credit hour.

You may also be eligible to receive financial aid. SAU will work with you to determine any benefits for which you qualify, including student aid, military discounts and tax benefits.

AGPCNP Career Outlook

The U.S. could save over 7,000 lives annually and increase life expectancy by two months by alleviating primary care shortages in underserved counties.* By completing your MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree online, you will be prepared to expand critical access to primary care.

AGPCNPs can provide the full spectrum of primary care services, as primary care physicians do. They prescribe medication, perform examinations, diagnose illnesses and provide treatment for patients ranging from adolescents to seniors.

In some states, AGPCNPs can practice independently. AGPCNPs work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospital inpatient and outpatient clinics
  • Private group practices
  • Community health centers

The median annual wage** of AGPCNPs is $112,000, which is 39 percent higher than RNs.***

Grow as a Christ-Centered Primary Healthcare Provider

The online MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program will build your advanced nursing knowledge and clinical reasoning while empowering your spiritual development.

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Build a Leadership Mindset: Reach a new level of professionalism and intellectual development as you evolve into a nursing leader. Learn how to design, arrange and evaluate primary care for health-compromised patients through case management and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Gain Advanced Nursing Competencies: Apply the knowledge, skills and competencies essential to meeting the biological, psychosocial, mental and spiritual needs of adult-gerontology patients.
  • Understand Population-Specific Care: Gain the necessary knowledge to manage chronic disease and the complex primary care needs of adults and the elderly, considering epidemiology, socioeconomic background, age, cultural norms and level of disease risk.
  • Grow A Spirit of Service: Address healthcare disparities by delivering compassionate care and advocating for underserved populations and their healthcare needs, as exemplified by the Christian worldview.


Upcoming Start Dates

Next application deadline:

  • July 30, 2024

Next start date:

  • September 3, 2024