Doctor of Nursing Practice / Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
University of Arizona

Program Details

Nurses pursuing an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Arizona can choose a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This specialty prepares nurses to treat adult patients suffering from serious illness or injuries.

Students in this program learn how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients by ordering and interpreting labs and tests, performing procedures, and coordinating care. The program culminates in a DNP project final presentation. Graduates of the online Adult Nurse Practitioner program are eligible to sit for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN).

Courses in this program explore topics related to:

  • Population health for DNPs
  • Cardiac rhythm analysis and interventions
  • Adult-gerontology diagnosis and management of chronic and acute illness
  • Women’s health in advanced practice nursing
  • Interprofessional collaboration in healthcare teams

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Arizona is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires 3 on-campus intensives
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must have RN licensure

Restricted States

Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, US Territories