Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Institute of Medicine has charged our nation with six aims to meet the increasing complexity of our healthcare environment: to provide care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate will be prepared to lead interprofessional teams to identify, implement and evaluate innovative health care models to address improving quality outcomes for individuals, families, and populations. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) DNP curriculum is based upon the DNP Essentials set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. DNP students will become experts in the evaluation and translation of evidence into the practice setting to address significant healthcare or policy issues, driven by their interests and expertise.
- For more information about the program or curriculum, see the UAMS College of Nursing Catalog.
- Admissions requirements and applications are available in the Future Students section of our website.
Cathrin Carithers, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Director Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Phone: (501) 526-6766