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DNP Nursing – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at University of Arizona is similar to other practice doctorates such as the MD, JD, and PharmD. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared as advanced practice nurses.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1.5 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States; Online

Applicants may enter the program as a post-BSN student or a post-master’s (in nursing) student. The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program is a hybrid program utilizing a mixture of online didactic coursework, on-campus intensives and on-ground practicum and clinical placements.

The Doctor of Nursing – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at University of Arizona has both part-time and full-time options. Graduates of the AGACNP specialty are eligible for Nurse Practitioner certification.


The College of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers a variety of programs at the graduate level. Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers. Please visit the College of Nursing’s website for detailed information about our college, faculty and programs.

Courses include:

  • Statistical Inference for Evidence-based Practice
  • Methods for Scholarly Inquiry
  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Health Policy and Economics
  • Evidence-Based Practice 3 Total
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

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