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AGNP - Primary Care - Cardiology Concentration

Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in our nation, and is on the rise worldwide. The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care - Cardiology concentration at Duke University School of Nursing challenges clinicians to think broadly about the impact they can have on this patient population.

Our innovative and scholarly cardiology concentration is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to assume leadership roles in the delivery of care to the cardiology patient and family. Students in this concentration develop advanced skills in the management of commonly occurring health problems in persons with cardiovascular conditions and in providing guidance and counseling to promote and maintain health and quality of life.

Graduates of this program are employed in a variety of clinical settings, including internal medicine, inpatient and outpatient cardiology, lipid clinics, outpatient diagnostic testing centers, and heart failure clinics. Learn more about our curriculum.

Why Choose Duke University School of Nursing

  • Clinical experiences with internationally renowned Duke cardiovascular faculty in the Duke Heart Center, ranked #7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, as well as in community and rural settings
  • Faculty teaching in this program are active in clinical practice
  • A minimum of 200 clinical hours in cardiology practice
  • Full-time and part-time study options available
  • Program offers both a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a post-master's certificate with distance and on-campus options