Boise State University Online Adult-Gerontology NP Programs – AGPCNP, AGACNP

Boise State University offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGPCNP) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (AGACNP) Nurse Practitioner focus. Additionally, a Post-Master’s Certificate is offered with both AGPCNP and AGPCNP specializations. The Post-Master’s Certificate programs require two campus intensives during the summer and the MSN programs require three campus intensives. All other coursework is online and clinicals are completed at approved facilities local to the student.

Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners (AGPCNPs) specialize in working with adults with a focus on older adults. Work settings may include primary care clinics, long-term care situations such as nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and home health care situations. AGPCNPs diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, create long-term care plans, and promote health education and disease prevention. Graduates of this specialization are eligible to take the AGPCNP certification exam.

Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGACNPs) also focus on working with older adults, however, settings include intensive care units, surgical units, and critical care units. AGACNPs diagnose and treat acute and complex illnesses, and typically work with medical care teams to collaborate and create an effective treatment plan. Graduates of this track are eligible to take the AGACNP certification exam.

Boise State University operates from a specific framework throughout the nursing curriculum. The five areas of focus include clinical reasoning and critical inquiry, experiential learning, communication, global worldview, and professionalism and leadership. Prospective students for the MSN programs must have at least one year of direct patient care experience working in settings and with adult patients in their desired area of specialty.

Graduates of the AGNP nursing programs will be eligible to sit for the national certification exams for their chosen specialization through the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Boise State University is located in Boise, Idaho.

What to Expect from the Boise State University Online AGNP Programs

Admission Requirements: All nursing applicants must hold an unencumbered RN license in their state of residence. International students must comply with the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) and submit an academic review to Boise State. This includes a credentials review, an examination of nursing knowledge, proof of English language proficiency, and an increased application fee. No entrance exams are required. Applicants must also be able to meet the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) functional abilities for NPs.

  • Program Specific Admission Requirements
  • MSN AGPCNP and AGACNP: Hold a BSN degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Application materials include an application, application fee, personal statement, a CV or resume, an AGNP written survey, contact information for three professional references, and official transcripts.
  • Applicants to the AGPCNP specialization of the MSN must have at least one year of RN work experience with direct patient care with adults. Applicants to the AGACNP specialization of the MSN must have at least one year of direct adult critical care environment work experience in either an ICU/CCU, emergency room setting, or another critical care setting. Prerequisites include an undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate research course with a grade of “C” or higher within the past 5 years.
  • Post-Master’s Certificate AGPCNP and AGACNP: Hold a bachelor of science in nursing or a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Application materials include an application, application fee, official transcripts, a personal statement, a CV or resume, and an explanation fo reasons for choosing the AGNP program.

State Restrictions: Boise State University accepts students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming into the AGNP programs. Interested students should contact the School of Nursing through Boise State University to determine eligibility. Additionally, prospective students should contact the licensing board of their specific state of residence to determine if the program meets state requirements for NP licensure.

Study Plan: Boise State University offers start dates in January for the MSN programs and during the summer semester for the certificate programs. Students can complete the MSN programs in about three years and the certificate programs in about four semesters. Courses are completed online, with two to three campus intensives, and clinicals at approved locations near the students.

AGPCNP and AGACNP MSN Curriculum: The MSN – AGPCNP and AGACNP degrees comprise 50 credits and include 700 hours of clinicals. Core courses for both specialties include Foundation of Knowledge and Theory for Advanced Nursing; Concepts of Population Nursing and Health Systems; Advanced Research and Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing; Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology; Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics; Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse; Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical; Professional Role for the Advanced Practice Nurse; Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice; Diagnosis and Management of Adult/Geriatric Health and Illness; Diagnosis and Management of Adult/Geriatric Health and Illness Clinical; and Scholarly Synthesis.

  • AGPCNP Specialty Courses: Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health and Illness I-II; Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health and Illness Clinical I-II; Primary Care Clinical Residency; Primary Care Procedures and Diagnostics for the Advanced Practice Nurse; and Primary Care Clinical Skills Synthesis.
  • AGACNP Specialty Courses: Acute Care Management of Adult Geriatric Health and Illness I-II; Acute Care Management of Adult Geriatric Health and Illness Clinical I-II; Acute Care Clinical Residency; Acute Care Procedures and Diagnostics for the Advanced Practice Nurse; and Acute Care Clinical Skills Synthesis.

AGPCNP Post-Master’s Certificate Curriculum: The AGPCNP Post-Master’s Certificate comprises 19 credits and includes the required number of clinical hours. Courses include Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health and Illness I-II; Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health and Illness Clinical I-II; Primary Care Clinical Residency; Primary Care Procedures and Diagnostics for the Advanced Practice Nurse; and Primary Care Clinical Skills Synthesis.

AGACNP Post-Master’s Certificate Curriculum: The AGPCNP Post-Master’s Certificate comprises 19 credits and includes the required number of clinical hours. Courses include Acute Care Management of Adult Geriatric Health and Illness I-II; Acute Care Management of Adult Geriatric Health and Illness Clinical I-II; Acute Care Clinical Residency; Acute Care Procedures and Diagnostics for the Advanced Practice Nurse; and Acute Care Clinical Skills Synthesis.

Online Experience: Boise State University utilizes Blackboard as its online Learning Management System (LMS). Blackboard offers several online tools such as email access, online chat, discussion boards, online whiteboards, assessments, and multimedia tools. Faculty deliver courses with specialized interactive content geared toward distance education. The Boise State Online Student Success Team seeks to help students with questions, recommending resources and guiding students to the right places. In addition, success coaches and student advisors guide students along their educational path. Other resources include online tutoring, success workshops, online writing consultations, career services, library services, military programs, and technical support.

On-Site Requirements: MSN AGNP students are required to come to campus for three 5-7 day summer intensives at the Boise State campus in Boise, ID. Post-Master’s Certificate AGNP students are required to come to campus for two 5-7 day summer intensives at the Boise State campus. All other coursework is 100% online with clinicals local to the student in the approved states of study.

Paying for the Boise State University Online AGNP Programs

Boise State University charges $890 per credit plus fees for the online AGNP programs. The cost is the same for residents and non-residents of Idaho. Other costs include travel to and from the Boise, ID campus, and room and board costs during the summer intensives. Interested students should inquire with the School of Nursing at Boise State University for updated and complete costs.

Boise State University offers unsubsidized federal student loans to graduate students according to the FAFSA. Adult-gerontology nursing students may also inquire with their employers concerning a tuition reimbursement program, as well as seeking outside sources for scholarships and grants.

Boise State University

APRN Programs

Post-Master's AGNP Certificate for NPs (Acute Care)
Post-Master's AGNP Certificate for NPs (Primary Care)
MSN – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)
MSN – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)

Campus Address

1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725

Boise State University – Post-Master's AGNP Certificate for NPs (Acute Care)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

19

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AR, AS, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UM, VA, VI, VT, WI, WV

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

19

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$14,250.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$14,250.00

Boise State University – Post-Master's AGNP Certificate for NPs (Primary Care)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

19

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AR, AS, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UM, VA, VI, VT, WI, WV

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

19

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$14,250.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$14,250.00

Boise State University – MSN – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

January

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

50

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AR, AS, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UM, VA, VI, VT, WI, WV

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

50

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$37,500.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$37,500.00

Boise State University – MSN – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

January

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

50

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AR, AS, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UM, VA, VI, VT, WI, WV

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

50

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$37,500.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$750.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$37,500.00

Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the published tuition rate. Rates may change, so please check here for the latest tuition information. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the rates for part-time students. “Resident” and “non-resident” refer to the student’s school-recognized state residency status. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Estimated total tuition does not include additional fees.