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involved in the direct care of patients. AGPCNP’s can evaluate, make a diagnosis, and treat a range of health concerns

Respond to your colleagues’ posts by sharing your thoughts on their specialty, supporting their choice or offering suggestions if they have yet to choose.

At least 2 references in each peer responses! 

 

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNP) are trained to care for individuals age thirteen years of age and older (Walden University, n.d.). AGPCNP’s are involved in the direct care of patients. AGPCNP’s can evaluate, make a diagnosis, and treat a range of health concerns (Walden University, n.d.).

Reason for Choice

The influence that obtaining an advanced degree provides an individual is an educational background for explaining and providing standards of practice (Laureate Education, 2018). Being able to provide direct patient care and doing so with standards of practice is the path that inspires me the most. I want to be able to care for patients to the best of my ability with the knowledge I have gained from experience and education. I chose AGPCNP related to I to want to be able to care for the elderly population, as this is the field I am most passionate about. I did have a hard time choosing acute or primary and finally decided to go with primary as I hope to open my own clinic one day.

Organization

One organization is Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). GAPNA is an organization that advocates for the quality care for the elderly, promote professional growth for healthcare professionals, offers continuing gerontological education, and improves communication and professional teamwork among healthcare providers (Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, 2020). This organization will keep me updated on several issues needed for my professional career to helping improve patient care.