Clinical specialty options are designed for students in the B.S.N. to D.N.P. or the M.S.N. to D.N.P. (need certification) pathway. Specialties currently available in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program include:
- Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care (AGNP-AC)
- Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care (AGNP-PC)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
- Nurse-Midwife (NMW)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNP-AC)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC)
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse practitioner (P-MHNP)
The D.N.P. core and research/statistics course sequences are identical across all clinical specialties. The clinical course sequence varies by specialty. The three "Ps" (Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology across the Lifespan, and Advanced Pharmacology) and APRN didactic and clinical courses vary by specialty. For more information, see:
Requirements for RN practice experience prior to the start of the specialty clinical course sequence vary by specialty. You may contact the Director of Advanced Practice and Graduate Certificate programs or the clinical specialty coordinator for more information.
You may contact the Director of Advanced Practice and Graduate Certificate programs or the clinical specialty coordinator.
Leanne Nantais-Smith Ph.D., RN. NNP-BC