An Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) is an advance practice nurse with a clinical focus on treating people from adolescents through adult ages and into advanced age. AGNP nurses must obtain further specialized education following their certification as registered nurses (RNs).
Nurses in professions that typically require at least an MSN enjoyed a high average salary in California in 2014 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Nurse educators—highest salary in the country: $97,750 Nurse midwives—2nd highest salary in the country: $127,940 Nurse practitioners—3rd highest salary in the
Prior to becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP), one must first hold an associate’s or bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) and become a registered nurse (RN). In addition, RNs may obtain certification in Neonatal Resuscitation and/or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing.
In order to hold an APRN certification in Oregon, all nurses must also apply for and maintain an Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license. The nurse is issued an RN license number and a separate APRN NP, CNS, or CRNA certification number; both will follow the same expiration lifecycle, as long as the nurse maintains both RN and APRN licensure through eligibility requirements during the renewal process.