Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, DNP

Job growth for nurse practitioners in the U.S. is projected to increase by 45 percent from 2019-2029.

Learn how to provide quality direct patient care to adults from adolescence through senescence in a variety of clinical settings.

As the highest clinical degree in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program provides additional knowledge and skills in many aspects related to patient care, such as informatics, technology, and health care policy.

With the knowledge explosion in healthcare, advanced education in nursing is essential to meet the health care needs of the consumer. The DNP credential affords advanced practice nurses the opportunity to gain knowledge regarding necessary elements needed to deliver innovative, evidence based practice. The DNP program can be completed in a post-Bachelor’s or post-Master’s plan of study.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

All of Daemen's nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404.975.5000, Fax: 404.975.5020,

New York State Education Department

Registered by the New York State Board of Regents.

Program Benefits

  • Flexible fully online course schedule
  • Students receive individualized academic advisement to create a program plan that works for them.
  • Faculty are highly credentialed in leadership, education, informatics, technology, health policy and research.
  • Practice immersion as part of the development of the Scholarly Project.
  • Program director assists students in securing appropriate immersion sites to ensure timely program completion

Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration. This leads to improved health and well-being outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities!

Graduation Cap

Many of our students receive preliminary job offers prior to graduation.

Career Outlook

Daemen’s AGPCNP students are employed in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Internal medicine offices
  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Community clinics

Program Specifics