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Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (QS) , UT,
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree will soon be the required degree for clinically practicing APRNs, CNMs, and nursing leaders in health care organizations.

About

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has mandated that the current level of preparation necessary for advanced nursing practice be moved from the master’s degree to the doctorate level by the year 2015.The Institute of Medicine’s 2002 report on Health Professions Education recommended strategies for restructuring all clinical education in the health professions to be consistent with the principles of 21st century health systems. These recommendations stressed that health science students and all working professionals develop and maintain proficiency in 5 core areas: delivering patient-centered care, working as part of interdisciplinary teams, practicing evidence-based medicine, focusing on quality improvement, and using information technology.

The DNP program has two distinct programs available: 1) the Master’s to DNP program, 2) the Bachelor’s Degree to DNP (BS-DNP).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics across the Lifespan 
  • Physical Assessment & Health Promotion across the Lifespan
  • 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 

                            English Language Requirements

                            • Minimum required score:

                              6.5

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                            • Minimum required score:

                              80

                              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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 48 months.
                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                            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.

                            Funding

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