Gillian Tufts DNP, APRN, CFNP

Curriculum Vitae

  • Director, MS to DNP tract, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing



  • BS, Biochemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • AD, Nursing, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden NY
  • BS , Nursing, University of Utah
  • MS, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: PMS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options for the Nurse Pracitioner
  • DNP, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Diagnosis of Osteoporosis in Asian Women

Honors & Awards

  • UNP 2011 State Awards for Clinical Excellence . Utah Nurse Practitioner Association, 11/18/2011
  • Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice award. University of Utah, College of Nursing, 05/2009


I am curently an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the College of Nursing.  I am a faculty member in the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Program and I'm committed to providing quality nursing education for future nurse practitioners. I have been a Family Nurse Practitioner for more than 20 years, providing primary care to underserved populations, including minority and under and non insured patients. I  continues to provide care for a panel of patients at the Community Health Centers.

In addition, I have an administrative role at the College of Nursing as the director for the Post MS-DNP track. I have enjoyed supporting and guiding students successfully through the program. I really love watching students grow as they acquire broader skills to deal with today's health care needs.


  • English, fluent.
  • Spanish, functional.