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  • Choose between two program paces: Accelerated and Working Professional
  • Earn your degree in as little as 2 years at the accelerated program pace
  • Get the flexibility of online classes with on-the-go resources and mobile-friendly content
  • Access to comprehensive Career Services support beyond graduation
  • Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships for those who qualify

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RN-MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner


The RN to MSN-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed for RNs who feel they are ready to advanced their careers and specialize their skills. The program helps prepare you for roles where you work with adults of all ages — providing a range of care from preventative care for young adults to end-of-life care to seniors.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nurse practitioners is expected to increase by 45% between 2020 and 2030 — much faster than average.This growth is largely credited to the need for healthcare professionals to care for an aging population.

As an AGPCNP, you will be positioned to explore a variety of new, more advanced nursing roles.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

Open the door to more advanced nursing opportunities. Our RN to MSN – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program helps prepare you to take on advanced nursing roles specializing in providing primary care to adults of all ages.

No Bachelor of Science in Nursing required! As a registered nurse, can apply for our RN to MSN program with only an associate degree or diploma.

Our streamlined curriculum allows you to earn your degree in as little as 2 years at the accelerated program pace.

Gain hands-on experience through two on-site intensives (OSIs) taking place on-campus during weekends.

Why Do Students Choose WCU for their RN to MSN? 

  • Choose the pace that works for you with two program pace options: Accelerated and Working Professional
  • You can earn your degree in as little as 2 years at the accelerated program pace
  • While you will have due dates and assignments to keep you on track, you can watch lectures and study when and where you want
  • Professors are only a call or text away through the Remind app
  • 24-hour access to library, courses, and tech support
  • No-cost tutoring and one-on-one help when you need it
  • Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University online programs support students beyond the last day of classes. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online RN to MSN students and graduates. We partner with industry professionals to enhance our students’ prospects for securing employment and achieving professional success.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Upon graduation, RN to MSN students will:

  • Integrate nursing science and related fields, such as physiology, statistics, psychosocial, political, financial, genetics, public health, and organization sciences in the continued improvement of nursing across the continuum of health care settings.
  • Provide leadership in a variety of settings that promote high quality, safe patient care that also incorporates ethical decision making and effective inter-professional working relationships.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to effect quality improvement that incorporates the various models, standards, and performance measures necessary to apply quality principles, within any type of organization.
  • Apply evidence-based research in clinical practice by identifying actual or potential practice problems in a setting and resolving them through the role of change agent.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills both technical and in the application of informatics to enhance, deliver, communicate, integrate, and coordinate patient care.
  • Recognize the need for and ability to affect policy changes by using the policy development process and advocacy strategies to influence individual health and health care systems.
  • Communicate and coordinate inter-professionally in a variety of settings to manage and coordinate care.
  • Identify and integrate the various evidence-based practices of health promotion and disease prevention using client centered, culturally and age-appropriate concepts in the nursing process of services to individuals, families and broad-based aggregate populations.
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of scientific and nursing-specific knowledge with the ability to integrate that knowledge into nursing practice that influences health care outcomes for individual, families, populations and/or systems.

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