Nurse Practitioner MSN Degree Programs
The Nurse Practitioner programs are available as degree-seeking MSN and as post-MSN certificate programs. Students seeking the MSN degree with NP preparation must meet the admission criteria (as described unconditional). Students seeking a post-masters certificate must have completed an MSN from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. Depending on course work completed for the MSN and current advanced practice status (as applicable), an individualized certificate degree plan will be developed.
SATURDAY COURSES: Some NP programs have required courses and events scheduled on Saturdays. Please consult with the director of the program you are interested in, before applying for admission, if you are unable to attend Saturday classes.
Population Specific Programs
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Programs Available in Online Formats
- Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Online
- Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online
- Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Online
- Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online
- Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Online
Workloads and Time Commitments
We strongly recommend that all students consider their work schedules and commitments in light of the demands of a graduate program, and to be prepared to adjust workloads accordingly. In general, for every one graduate nursing credit hour of enrollment a student should budget five hours for work outside of class. So, for example, a 3-credit-hour class could reasonably be expected to require a 15-hour time commitment per week plus the time needed for class/clinical sessions.
The clinical requirements included in the NP programs at UTA are intended to provide students with the experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed and certified preceptor with expertise in the therapeutic management of patients and their families. Please note, students are expected to identify acceptable preceptors for clinical experiences.