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Adult/Gerontology Primary Care

Prepare to excel as an Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. The affordable and flexible AGPCNP track of our DNP program will open doors to high-demand careers.

 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP Track at a Glance

The Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) specialty track at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston prepares you to work with adults from adolescence throughout the lifespan with a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing disease, and managing illnesses. When you earn your DNP degree on the AGPCNP track from UTHealth Houston, you join one of the top-ranked nursing programs in Texas. Thanks to our hybrid course options, you can work toward AGPCNP certification exams and benefit from hands-on clinical practice either in the world-famous Texas Medical Center or where you live.

Upon completion, you can apply to take the national certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).  Once certified, you can then apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license in Texas

Admit Terms

Post-graduate - Spring only; BSN to DNP, Spring and Fall

Average Completion

5-10 semesters

Credit Requirement

29-30 hours for post-graduate; 79 hours for BSN-DNP

Educational Mode

Online with on-campus opportunities

Enrollment Level

Part- or full-time

Estimated Tuition

Among the lowest in the state

Affordable AGPCNP Track

Our nationally recognized graduate nursing programs offer affordable tuition, accessible course delivery online and in person, and real-world clinical experiences. By completing your DNP on the AGPCNP track, you will graduate ready to treat acutely ill patients and lead health care teams.

Two doctor of nursing practice graduates at commencement.

Nurse Practitioner Pathways

Wherever you are on nursing journey, Cizik School of Nursing can help you become a leader in advanced practice nursing. Get the details on options for students entering with a BSN or a graduate degree.

Invaluable Mentoring opportunities

Thanks to small class sizes, you will have many chances to get to know our experienced faculty mentors as you work toward AGPCNP certification. We have designed courses that help you apply the latest theories and methods of nursing to real-world settings, enabling you to pursue a rewarding career.



Real-world Clinical Training

Whether you complete your clinical hours in Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center or at top-notch sites around the state, you will gain clinical experience working with patients throughout Texas and learn from professional nurse practitioners with years of experience.

Open New Career Pathways with Our AGPCNP Track

Our AGPCNP specialty track provides the training and expertise for you to succeed in a wide range of out-patient settings.

Graduating from the intensive Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track of our DNP program will prepare you for some of today’s fastest-growing jobs.

While you will enjoy the personal and professional satisfaction of doing what you love and helping others, you will also enjoy remarkably high job demand. Employment growth for nurse practitioners is expected to continue growing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Get Started toward Becoming an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Today

Apply today for the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston and learn why we are among the best in the state and nation. You will be well prepared to sit for the AGPCNP certification exams and excel as an adult/gerontology nurse practitioner. 

We look forward to helping you every step of the way.

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Your Home for Lifelong Learning

Once you have become a nurse practitioner, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston will be here to help you maintain your certification and hone your skills through continuing professional development courses and webinars.