Doctorate On Campus

Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of Utah

48 months
23670 USD/year
23670 USD/year
10338 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at University of Utah, the College of Nursing prepares students for advanced nursing roles in the following tracks: Certified Nurse Midwifery, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. 


Expected Learning Outcomes for Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • Integrate nursing science with knowledge from ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences to provide the basis for advanced nursing practice.
  • Provide, manage and evaluate care of individuals and populations using evidence-based concepts related to physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, as well as community, environmental, cultural and socioeconomic dimensions of health.
  • Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment and decision-making, systems thinking, and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based care at University of Utah
  • Develop and evaluate initiatives that will improve the quality of care delivery
  • Analyze and communicate critical elements necessary to the selection, use, and evaluation of healthcare information systems and patient care technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Pharmacology across the Lifespan 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology for MS Students 
  • Clinical Genetics 
  • Foundations of Evidence Based Practice 
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Foundations of Health Informatics 
  • Health and Systems 
  • Principles of Health Care Financing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Verification of licensure as an RN or APRN in at least one of the jurisdictions of National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Professional goal statement
  • Upper division physiology/pathophysiology prerequisite
  • International applicant requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11835 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    23670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11835 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5169 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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