Primary Care – Family

Family nurse practitioners provide primary care to patients of all ages throughout the lifespan. This specialty track is completed in three years, including two summer semesters. Click here for a sample Program of Study.

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

  • Develop skills to influence public policy through participation in professional organizations and health policy activities at the local, national, and global level.
  • Take courses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
  • Learn through in-depth coursework in pathophysiology, acute care, critical care, pharmacology, diagnostic reasoning, and physical examinations.
  • Participate in a variety of clinical experiences in a variety of outpatient settings.

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.

Contact Us

Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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

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Program Manager
Shelley Kern, MPC
Email: gradstudentinfo@nurs.utah.edu

Family Faculty Specialty Track Director
Tek H. Kilgore, DNP, APRN
Email: tek.kilgore@nurs.utah.edu

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