Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP)

The A-GNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge of young adults (including adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, older adults, and elderly.

How many questions are on the examination?

A-GNP EXAMINATION BLUEPRINT


DOMAIN I

# items

% items

DOMAIN II Patient Age Ranges

# items

% items

01 - Assessment

47

35%

Adolescent (early /late)

9

7%

02 - Diagnosis

34

25%

Adult

59

43%

03 - Plan

30

21%

Geriatric

50

37%

04 - Evaluation

24

18%

Frail Elderly

17

13%

TOTAL

135

100.0%

TOTAL

135

100%

Age Parameters are not defined for any population. AANPCB uses growth and development for constructing the certification exams.


A-GNP DOMAIN 01 - ASSESS
Task 0101: Obtain and document subjective patient information including but not limited to relevant medical history (e.g., social, economic, environmental, family, military, travel, occupational, and health promotion/ protection), chief complaint, history of present illness, and review of systems to determine health needs and problems by:

Task 0102: Obtain and document objective information based on patient age, health history, comorbidities to further define health needs and problems by:

A-GNP DOMAIN 02 - DIAGNOSE
Task 0201: Formulate differential diagnoses by:

Task 0202: Establish definitive diagnoses by:

A-GNP DOMAIN 03 - PLAN
Task 0301: Establish an age appropriate, patient centered, culturally sensitive, cost-effective plan of care to address the diagnoses by:

A-GNP DOMAIN 04 - EVALUATE
Task 0401: Determine the effectiveness of plan of treatment/care based on outcomes by:

Task 0402: Modify the plan of treatment/care based on outcomes by:

A-GNP KNOWLEDGE AREAS

A-GNP PROCEDURES


Minor lesion removal

Suturing

Microscopy

Splinting

Pap tests

Casting

Joint aspirations and injections

Wound debridement

Biopsy

Incision and drainage

Therapeutic injections

Foreign body removal