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University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice– AG-ACNP2018-09-25T17:04:56+00:00

University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice– AG-ACNP

Program Overview

According to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center:

“The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option prepares graduates to provide patient-centered, evidence-based care to adults and older adults who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, or highly vulnerable to complications, requiring frequent monitoring and intervention. Coursework and supervised clinical experiences prepare the graduate to provide a full-spectrum of care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management and palliative care, with consideration to the developmental, life-stage needs of adults across the age spectrum. The UTHSC AGACNP program is fortunate to be in close proximity to the highest level of acute care among several cities in Tennessee and the Mid-South region. Along with a dynamic and challenging didactic program, students are required to complete a minimum of 500 hours in direct, supervised acute care settings. Overall, the UTHSC AGACNP program requires 1020 clinical hours to allow additional broad experiences encompassing different specialty rotations.”

At a Glance

URL https://www.uthsc.edu/nursing/dnp/agacnp.php
Total credit hours Varies depending on whether student enrolls post-BSN or post-MSN.
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus requirement In the AGACNP program, students will be required to be on-campus 4 times during the first semester for the advanced health assessment course. Intensive skills labs and simulation occur 3 times per year – August, December, and May. On-campus experiences may last 1-3 days and are identified 6 months in advance.
Accreditation The DNP program is currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2024.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete The length of the program varies depending on whether the applicant is applying as a BSN DNP or MSN DNP student. Additionally, the length of the program may vary based on completion of previous graduate courses at another university and/or having previously completed an APRN program. For example, the program length for a student entering with a BSN or higher degree without advanced practice certification will take approximately 3 years, full-time to complete. The program length for a student entering with a MSN and APRN licensure will take about 18 months of full-time study to complete.
Admission requirements Contact the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for admission requirements.