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Adult/gerontology care tracks added


Bachelor-prepared RNs can seamlessly advance their nursing education by earning Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth in three different focus areas. The school began offering Family Care (FNP) and Psychiatric/Mental Health Care DNPs in Fall 2019 and added an Adult/Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care tracks for Fall 2020. 

“The need for innovation and performance improvement techniques focused on older patients continues to grow as the population ages,” said Assistant Professor Lisa Boss, PhD, RN, and director ad interim of the school’s DNP program. “Adding the adult/gerontology focuses to our BSN-DNP program will prepare our nurse practitioners to meet these challenges and improve safety and health for their most vulnerable patients.” 

Cizik School of Nursing graduated its first class of DNPs in 2009 and now offers Texas’ top-ranked DNP program. Its integrated BSN-DNP curriculum aligns with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties’ commitment to move all entry-level nurse practitioner education to the DNP degree by 2025.

Learn more about the BSN to DNP program at Cizik School of Nursing.

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