Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practice by the Numbers
$87,089 The average salary for adult-geriatric nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to Payscale.com (2016)
2.5% The percentage of nurse practitioners in the U.S. who are AGNPs, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2015)
71.5 million The number of Americans projected to be 65 or older by 2030 (CNN.com)
Why choose Regis for your Master of Science in Nursing?
Reputation for Academic Excellence
The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest NP programs in Massachusetts. Our MSN is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and the National League for Nursing has recognized the Regis School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals. That means we have an insider’s perspective on the leadership qualities the field demands, and we design our courses to build those skills. With our online nurse practitioner programs, you can develop important leadership qualities such as:
Professional and interpersonal communication
Dedication to Social Justice
Unlike other schools, our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our MSN AGNP specialty is designed to help you promote lasting change in the nursing field by providing adults and senior citizens the care and knowledge they need to lead healthy lifestyles.
We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements, and flexible learning environments, we’re breaking down the barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with our three entry points:
- Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
- Associate Degree in Nursing with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN
What can you do with an MSN AGNP degree?
There were 44.7 million U.S. citizens over age 65 in 2014 (aoa.acl.gov). That number is projected to exceed 71 million by 2030 (CNN.com). Each of these people requires individual, specialized care to help treat and prevent age-related illnesses, such as metabolic syndrome, arthritis, or memory loss. With an adult geriatric nurse practitioner program, you can help adult and geriatric patients receive the specialized health services they need. Your responsibilities may include:
Diagnosing and treating illness
Counseling patients on maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Coordinating care provided by specialty health care providers
Providing preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, and immunization and screening tests
Collaborating with other health care providers
Helping adult patients maintain and promote healthy lifestyles
Advocating for underserved individuals and groups
While adult geriatrics is a focused area of the NP role, there are opportunities to specialize even further with additional education and training. Some areas of specialization include:
Integrated complementary health care
Where can I work as an adult geriatric nurse practitioner?
Like all nurse practitioners, AGNPs are in high demand due to changes in health care law, a rapidly aging population, and higher standards in primary care. Adult geriatric nurse practitioners are especially needed due to their specialized skill set. This means that AGNPs have many opportunities and are able to apply their skills in a variety of work settings, including:
Private medical practices
Home care agencies
Assisted living facilities
Hospice/palliative care centers
As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.
“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”
President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.
When you choose Regis, you join a closely-knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.
Let’s move forward
Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.