An Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Primary Care is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who provides care in ambulatory and long-term care settings. While focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, AGNPs acquire advanced skills in health assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic health problems. AGNPs in primary care deliver comprehensive care to young, middle, and older adults in a variety of settings with an emphasis on outpatient care.
What services do NPs provide?
•Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests
• Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as infections, injuries, mental health problems, hypertension, and diabetes
• Coordinate patients’ overall health care
• Teach/coach patients for healthier lifestyle manage