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DNP Nurse Practitioner (NP) Options

Applicants with a BSN or MSN degree may apply for any of the DNP options listed below.


  • Adult-Gerontology - Acute Care (AACNP)
    The ACNP program prepares experienced nurses to provide comprehensive, direct patient care and patient/case management to adults and older adults in critical and acute care settings.
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGNP)
    The AGNP program prepares graduates to function as primary care NPs with adults across the lifespan, from adolescent to older adult. APRNs educated and certified in the adult-gerontology population are educated and certified across both areas of practice. 

Family (FNP)
The FNP provides comprehensive health care to persons across the lifespan within a community setting. Emphasis is placed on assessment, maintenance, prevention and/or identification of health problems and the management of common acute and chronic disorders.

 Neonatal (NNP)
The NNP program prepares experienced neonatal nurses for advanced practice roles caring for high-risk infants from birth through the first year of life. Content is inclusive from promotion of wellness to management of acute and chronic illness in a variety of settings.

 Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)
The CRNA possesses advanced skills in the provision of anesthesia, development of an anesthetic plan of care and evaluation of post-operative patient needs. Requires a minimum of one year of recent critical care experience for admission.


  • Pediatric - Acute Care(AC PNP)
    The AC PNP program prepares experienced pediatric nurses to meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of infants through young adults with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions. The focus of AC PNP care includes complex monitoring and ongoing management of intensive therapies.
  • Pediatric - Primary Care (PC PNP)
    The PNP program prepares graduates in the care of children from infancy through adolescence. PNPs collaborate with other health care professionals in providing health care services for children in pediatric health care/medical homes, schools, hospitals, and other primary care focused settings. 

Psychiatric - Mental Health (PMHNP)
The PMHNP develops knowledge and skills in the behavioral and biological disciplines and applies their learning to the treatment of psychiatric disorders within individuals, families and groups. Emphasis is placed on the development of practitioners prepared to function autonomously in a variety of clinical settings.

*We regret we are unable to offer enrollment to RN applicants from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas and Massachusetts for the DNP nurse practitioner or nurse anesthesia options at this time.

Current advanced practice MSN students: Please contact your advisor for your specific program of study.

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