Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP) is a Registered Nurse educated at the graduate level with expertise in the care of adults including young adults (emancipated minors & late adolescents), adults, and older adult (young-old and old-old adult) population who have both acute and chronic health needs. The AG-PCNP provides advanced nursing care across the adult age continuum through direct health care services that incorporate assessment, management, health promotion, protection, and disease prevention. The AG-PCNP performs comprehensive health assessments, orders and interprets the full spectrum of diagnostic tests and procedures, uses differential diagnosis to reach a medical diagnosis, constructs and orders a plan of care, and evaluates the outcomes of interventions for adult geriatric patients. The AG-PCNP educational preparation focuses on restorative care, social support, physical and mental health status as well as assessing the impact of family, community and living environment of adults. The AG-PCNP educational process includes the stabilization of individuals, minimizing physical and psychological complications and maximizing individual health and/or end-of-life management.
For more information about the AG-PCNP specialty, please contact:
Melodee Harris, PhD, RN, APRN, GNP-BC, FNGNA
AG-PCNP Specialty Coordinator