Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)

The growing senior population in the U.S. is adding to the demand for health care as a whole, but no profession is better equipped to meet the unique needs of elderly patients than adult geriatric nurse practitioners. With Regis’ online Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner-focused Master of Science in Nursing program, you can join this in-demand specialization and help elderly patients maintain healthy and comfortable lives.

What can you do with an advanced adult geriatric nursing degree?

Where do adult geriatric nurse practitioners work?


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Our curriculum can prepare you for new leadership opportunities.

We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with three entry points:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
  • Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN


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Length: 28-36 months
Total Credits: 46-61

Application Deadlines:

Fall: 07/05/2021
Spring: 11/02/2021

Upcoming Start Dates:

Fall: 08/30/2021
Spring: 01/04/2022

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Why choose the Regis online Master of Science in Nursing AGNP degree?

The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. The Regis School of Nursing was the first in New England to be designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nursing.

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. 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.

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100% online, flexible learning environment

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Complete in as few as 28-36 months

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Qualify to sit for AANP & ANCC certification

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At 93%, our NP exam pass rates exceed national average*

*based on Regis 2019 online & on-campus NP exam pass rates

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practice by the Numbers

$89,637 The average salary for adult-geriatric nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to (2020)

6% The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in adult-geriatric primary care, with top clinical foci as primary care (25.5%) and top practice setting as hospital outpatient clinics (14.4%) (AANP 2019)

77 million The number of Americans projected to be 65 or older by 2034, according to the United Sates Census Bureau (2019)

Ways to finance your tuition


Employee Discounts

Regis Partner Employees can receive a discount on their tuition. Find out if your employer is a partner.

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Federal & Military Discounts

Federal government employees as well as active and reserve military and veterans are eligible for a 15% discount on tuition. Find out more.

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Alumni Discounts

Regis Alumni who have received a previous degree from Regis are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Speak to an advisor for more information.

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Financial Aid

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Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.

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“My experience with Regis surpassed all of my expectations. The curriculum was comprehensive, well formulated, had small class sizes promoting relationships among students and faculty that facilitated and supported learning. The program prepared me well for board certification and I was pleased with the availability and expertise of the faculty.”

– Alison Tetrault, online MSN student



Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing

Ranked #16 Master of Science in Nursing programs

Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.

What can you do with an MSN AGNP degree?

U.S. citizens over the age 65 are projected to reach nearly 77 million by 2034. 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:


Pulmonary care



Environmental health

Integrated complementary health care

Where do adult geriatric nurse practitioners work?

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:


Community clinics

Private medical practices

Home care agencies

Physicians’ offices

Specialty clinics

Veterans hospitals

Assisted living facilities

Rehabilitation centers

Hospice/palliative care centers

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About Regis

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.

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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.