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 - Assess

45

33%

Adolescent (early /late)

3

2%

02 - Diagnose

34

25%

Young Adult

18

13%

03 - Plan

32

24%

Adult

40

30%

04 - Evaluate

24

18%

Older Adult

51

38%

TOTAL

135

100%

Elderly

23

17%

 

 

 

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 subjective information including but not limited to relevant medical history (e.g., biopsychosocial, economic, environmental, family, military, travel, occupational, preventive, functional ability, and medication components, chief complaint, history of present illness, health goals, and review of systems) to determine health needs and problems by:

Task 0102: Obtain objective information based on demographics, health history, and comorbidity/multi-morbidity 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 a patient-centered plan of care that is safe, timely, individualized, cost-effective, consistent with best evidence, age-appropriate, and culturally sensitive to address the diagnoses by:

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

Task 0402: Modify the plan of care as appropriate based on outcomes by:

A-GNP KNOWLEDGE AREAS

A-GNP PROCEDURES


Skin lesion removal

Splinting

Skin biopsy

Casting

Joint aspirations and injections

Splinting

Therapeutic injections

Pap tests

Wound management

In-dwelling contraceptive management

Surgical debridement

Long-term hormonal implantation

Incision and drainage

Microscopy

Foreign body removal

Suturing

Nail removal

Splinting

Cerumen removal

Pulmonary function testing and office spirometry

Other