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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing

Be a Leader in Adult-Gero Primary Care!

If you are considering a move to a graduate nursing degree, then pay serious attention to the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practioner role. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, adults make up the largest percentage of the population with 79 percent over the age of 16. The fastest growing portion of the population are older adults. The adult population has benefitted from advances in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of illness, living longer and more poductive lives.

Adding to the adult healthcare puzzle are two other issues: The shrinking number of primary care healthcare providers nationally; and the growing number of veterans with unique healthcare needs who seek treatment in the private sector. The USF Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner master’s program is ready to prepare nurses to meet all of these challeges today! Make a difference to patients across the nation by becoming an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with a master’s nursing degree from USF!

Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dean, College of Nursing

Providing Compassionate Heathcare in Wellness and Illness for Adults

Why Adult-Gero Primary Care?

  • Make a difference in the life of the adult patient, family or caregiver
  • Manage the full spectrum of healthcare: common, chronic & prevention
  • Provide healthcare across the continuum from younger to older adults
  • Implement patient-centered, evidence-based treatment strategies
  • Promote disease prevention and cost effective health management
  • Practice in a interprofessional healthcare team for optimal patient care

Why USF?

  • USF is the fastest growing research university in the nation
  • USF is ranked 8th as an 'up and coming' university, in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges
  • USF ranks among Forbes America's Best Colleges 2011
  • USF is ranked 5th Most Veteran Friendly School in the U.S.

Why USF Nursing?

  • One of the first nursing programs nationally with a curriculum in-place to meet new Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification standards
  • Nationally-renowned faculty with real world experience


USF nursing faculty, anticipating changes in professional standards and certification guidelines, have developed a graduate curriculum that is revolutionary, revitalized, and ready today. Our faculty really came forward to ensure that the USF College of Nursing maintains its place as a national leader in master’s nursing education, with our Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.

Brian Graves Brian Graves, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC Assistant Dean, Master’s Program

What People are Saying:

The USF Adult Gerontology nurse practitioner program is ideally poised to prepare students with the "state of the art" in the scientific and clinical foundation needed to provide outstanding and comprehensive health care to an increasingly complex and aging population. The USF college of nursing has responded to the acute shortage of primary care providers capable of responding to the needs of our aging population by designing a curriculum to prepare nurse practitioners to assume a leadership role in increasing access to safe, cost effective and high quality health care.

Frances M Sahebzamani Frances Sahebzamani, PhD, ARNP, FAANP Assistant Professor