Nurse Practitioner


The University of Connecticut School of Nursing offers 4 Nurse Practitioner Tracks:

Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Advance practice nurses who assess, diagnose, monitor, treat and coordinate care of acutely and critically ill individuals from adolescence to senescence in acute care settings.

Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Advance practice nurses who assess, diagnose, monitor, treat and coordinate care of individuals from adolescence to senescence with common acute and chronic conditions within the context of family and community in primary care settings.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Advance practice nurses who assess, diagnose, monitor, treat and coordinate care of individuals across the lifespan with common acute and chronic conditions within the context of family and community in primary care settings.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner / Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Advanced practice nurses who assess, diagnose, monitor, treat and coordinate care of neonates in acute care settings.

Entry to the Nurse Practitioner Tracks is available through several pathways:

Master of Science (MS)

For RNs with a Bachelor’s degree who wish to attain education for advanced practice and a Master’s degree.

Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BS-DNP)

For RNs with a Bachelor’s degree who wish to attain education for advanced practice and a Master’s and Doctoral degree.

Post-Master’s Certificate (Post-MS)

For RNs with a Master of Science in Nursing degree who wish to attain post-Master’s education for advanced practice.


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