The Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner DNP program prepares graduates to be highly developed clinicians and leaders.
You are prepared to practice in a variety of complex clinical, organizational and educational systems with diverse populations.
Our program gives you the tools to affect changes in health care outcomes through evidence-based decision-making and system redesign.
Graduates meet the following standards:
- Integrate science-based theories and data-based concepts to develop, critically appraise and implement practice approaches that improve health care and health care systems
- Apply organizational theories and systems thinking to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and safety outcomes of practice decisions and initiatives
- Apply effective strategies for managing the ethical dilemmas inherent in patient care, the health care organization and research
- Apply knowledge of informatics to monitor and improve outcomes, programs and systems of care
- Provide leadership in influencing policies on the financing, regulation and delivery of health care
- Lead interprofessional teams to improve patient and population health outcomes
- Function independently in an advanced nursing role to improve health outcomes in a specialty area of practice
Students entering the program with a bachelor’s degree need to complete a minimum of 68 term hours.
Students who have a master’s degree require a minimum of 38 term hours.
Students who have an MS but are not advanced practice registered nurses need 56 term hours.
All students must complete the degree requirements within five years.