DNP-Level Preparation for Nurse Practitioner Role

The College of Nursing offers a DNP degree with nurse practitioner preparation. The initial nurse practitioner specialty program (post-BSN to DNP) is a 3 year, full-time only option preparing students in one of the following advanced nurse practitioner specialties:

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

The second nurse practitioner specialty program, prepares students who are already certified as APRNs (NP, CNM, CNS, or CRNA) in one of the following nurse practitioner specialties:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Primary Care Pediatrics

Upon successful completion of required coursework, students are eligible to sit for national certification in his or her chosen specialty.

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.  The post-BSN to DNP program will have a fall only admission with an application deadline of February 1st.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

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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Contact

Leonie DeClerk, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Phone: (501) 686-8384
Email: LCDeclerk@uams.edu