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Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Emphasis, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (QS) , UT,
Adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioners are highly trained for the vital role of caring for acutely and critically ill patients in hospitals, nursing facilities, and in the community. 

About

Adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who specialize in the management of acutely ill patients, which includes stabilization, assessment of complication risk, and development of a treatment plan for health maintenance and promotion.

As a doctoral student in the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care track, you will:

  • Develop skills to influence public policy through participation in professional organizations and health policy activities at the local, national, and global level.
  • Take courses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
  • Learn through in-depth coursework in pathophysiology, acute care, critical care, pharmacology, diagnostic reasoning, and physical examinations.
  • Participate in a variety of clinical experiences in the acute care/hospital setting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 
  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare 
  • Masters Synthesis 

                  English Language Requirements

                  • Minimum required score:

                    6.5

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    80

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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: 3

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  General Requirements

                  An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:
                  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
                  • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    30371 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                  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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