Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Family Primary Care

Doctoral-prepared primary care nurse practitioners provide primary care to populations of various ages within a community setting. The Family Primary Care track builds from a strong foundation in nursing science in order to provide primary care for individuals throughout the lifespan.

As a doctoral student in the Family Primary Care track, you will:

  • Develop and learn skills to influence public policy through participation in professional organizations and health policy activities at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  • Take courses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
  • Learn to assess and manage new health concerns, chronic illnesses, and disease prevention/health promotion services.
  • Have clinical experiences in a variety of outpatient settings.
  • Complete the track in three years, including two summer semesters. Click here for a sample Program of Study.

Certification Eligibility

Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates are eligible to become certified or licensed to practice.

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care

Doctoral-prepared primary care nurse practitioners provide primary care to populations of various ages within a community setting. The Adult/Gerontology Primary Care track builds from a strong foundation in nursing science in order to provide primary care for individuals from late adolescence to older adult.

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

  • Develop and learn skills to influence public policy through participation in professional organizations and health policy activities at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  • Take courses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
  • Learn to assess and manage new health concerns, chronic illnesses, and disease prevention/health promotion services.
  • Have clinical experiences in a variety of outpatient settings.
  • Complete the track in three years, including two summer semesters. Click here for a sample Program of Study.

Certification Eligibility

Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates are eligible to become certified or licensed to practice.

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Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Program Manager
Arminka Zeljkovic MA
Email: a.zeljkovic@nurs.utah.edu

A/GPC Faculty Specialty Track Director
Valerie J. Flattes, APRN, ANP, BC, MS
Email: valerie.flattes@nurs.utah.edu

Family Faculty Specialty Track Director
Susan Hall, DNP, APRN, WHNP
Email: susan.hall@nurs.utah.edu

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