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2017-2018 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2018) 
    
2017-2018 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees Offered


The College of Nursing  offers programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) certificate, the Post-Doctoral Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate (PMHNP), and the Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) certifcate.

With the exception of the Nurse Anesthesia concentration, the DNP program is an online program with didactic content offered predominantly online and required experiential “practicum” experiences occurring at the university and at clinics and hospitals in the region. The BSN program offers tracks for non-nurses and registered nurses (RNs). The RN-BSN track is offered as either a hybrid program or an online program. In both options in the RN-BSN track experiential “practicum” experiences occur at the university and at area clinics and hospitals. The College of Nursing  offers three certificate programs. The AG-ACNP postgraduate certificate program for advanced practice nurses seeking a second certification in adult gerontology acute care is an online program with didactic content offered predominantly online and required experiential “practicum” experiences occurring at the university and at clinics and hospitals in the region. The Post DNP PMHNP post-doctoral certificate program for DNP-prepared advanced practice registered nurses seeking a second certification in psychiatric/mental health is an online program with didactic content offered predominantly online and required experiential “practicum” experiences at a variety of clinics and hospitals in the region. The RNFA post-baccalaureate certificate program for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses seeking certification as a registered nurse first assistant offers didactic content predominantly online with required experiential “practicum” experiences in the UTHSC campus-based Interprofessional Simulation Center and Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) along with hospital-based perioperative clinical practica in the region. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science is offered through the UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences . The DNP/PhD program is a dual degree program that is based both in the College of Nursing (DNP) and the College of Graduate Health Sciences (PhD).

DEGREE DESIGNATION CONCENTRATION
Bachelor of Science, Nursing BSN* Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
DNP*
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthesia
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Gerontology Acute Care & Family Nurse Practitioner, (Dual) DNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner, (Dual) DNP
CERTIFICATE   CONCENTRATION/PROGRAM
Post-Master’s 2nd Certification AG-ACNP Certificate Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP
Post Doctoral PMH Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health NP
BSN, RN to BSN current enrollee or MSN/DNP with APRN cert RNFA Certificate Registered Nurse First Assistant

*the RN-to-BSN option, and all DNP specialties other than anesthesia, are offered as online programs.