DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program | University of Portland

DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Please Note: The DNP-AGPCNP program is not currently accepting new students. Please contact with any questions.

This program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) or a master's degree in nursing who are seeking the DNP degree and preparation as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). AGPCNPs provide acute, chronic, and preventative health services to patients from adolescence through old age. Students in the DNP-AGPCNP program receive advanced training in geriatric and palliative care. 

There is a critical need for primary care providers with expertise in geriatrics and palliative care due to a shortage across the nation, but especially in the Pacific Northwest region. The University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovations' DNP-AGPCNP program serves an important role in addressing the nationwide, regional, and local shortage.

Program Information

Program Highlights

  • 960 hours of clinical experience
  • Intentionally small cohorts that allow for personalized attention from faculty
  • Only program of its kind in the state of Oregon
  • Advanced training in geriatrics
  • Focus on palliative care
  • Option to add a focus on integrative health (3 credits)
  • Practice independently in a variety of adult-gerontology primary care health environments
  • Translate best evidence into practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in macro and micro health care systems 
  • Proactively strive for social justice
    • Actively address health disparities
    • Function with cultural humility as practitioners who relate effectively with diverse and underserved individuals, families and populations

Contact Us

Interested in the DNP-AGPCNP program? Looking for more information?

  • Email the School of Nursing & Health Innovations at 
  • Call the School of Nursing & Health Innovations at 503.943.7211


The University of Portland’s DNP - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program meets the state educational requirements for AGPCNP licensure in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Texas, Georgia, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Florida, and Montana. The University of Portland has not determined whether the program meets the AGPCNP licensure requirements for other states but can do so on a case by case basis. Please contact Stacey Boatright at if you have questions about a state not listed above.

The University of Portland is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the DNP-AGPCNP program.