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Graduate Nursing Programs

The College of Nursing offers three graduate programs:

  1. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  2. Masters of Science in Nursing (MS)
  3. Doctorate in Nursing (PhD)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The College of Nursing now offers advanced practice nursing programs as a DNP degree. The DNP curricula build on previous the Master of Nursing program by providing education in:

  • evidence-based practice,
  • quality improvement,
  • healthcare systems,
  • leadership, and
  • health care policy.

The DNP program prepares nurses for the highest level of practice in nursing. Learn more about our DNP program.

Masters of Science in Nursing (MS)

The College of Nursing offers Masters of Science degrees in several specialty areas, including:

  • nursing education,
  • nursing informatics, and
  • gerontology.

Learn more about the Masters of Science in nursing program.

Doctorate in Nursing (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program prepares students for research careers. Our PhD program emphasizes:

  • synchronous distance learning,
  • studying with a cohort,
  • conference-based learning/on-campus intensives,
  • mentorship between students and faculty with common research interests, and
  • year-round study.

Learn more about our PhD program.

Eligibility for Licensure within US States and Territories

The nursing programs in the College of Nursing are board approved and possess national certifications from recognized national organizations.  Please click HERE to access a list of states/jurisdictions that indicate whether or not our undergraduate (BS) and graduate (DNP) curricula meet one of the following options:  meets requirement for licensure, does not meet requirements for licensure, or has not yet been determined.

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Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

Questions for a graduate advisor?
gradstudentinfo@nurs.utah.edu

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Welcome From the Assistant Dean of MS/DNP Programs

Dr. Gwen Latendresse, PHD CNM FACNM

Dr. Gwen Latendresse, PhD CNM FACNM

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