Post BSN to DNP

The College of Nursing (CON) has opened its post Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.  The post-BSN to DNP program is a full-time only option allowing students to select one of the following advanced nursing practitioner specialties:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Primary Care Pediatrics

UAMS was an early adopter of technology in nursing education. Faculty are experts in delivering high quality programs through online and telecommunications.  The post-BSN to DNP program uses a hybrid format and distance modalities to enable students to remain close to their home.  Classes offered on-campus are telecommunicated across the state and Blackboard is used for online courses.  Laboratory experiences are offered on-campus and at the UAMS Regional Centers.  Experiential learning occurs at clinical sites throughout the state.

Students will be able to complete the post-BSN to DNP program in 3 years and sit for a national certification exam in his or her chosen APRN specialty. There are plans to offer a part-time program of study for the post-BSN to DNP program in the future, which could be completed in 4 years. The post-BSN to DNP program will have a fall only admission with an application deadline of February 1st.


This full-time, 3-year program prepares graduates to sit for certification in their area of APRN specialty.

A sample program of study is available for review.

Please click the links below to learn more about specific specialties.

AG-ACNPAdult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

AG-PCNPAdult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

FNP  Family Nurse Practitioner

PMHNPPsychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PCPNPPrimary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


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Leonie DeClerk, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Phone: (501) 686-8384