Doctor of Nursing Practice

WELCOME

To meet the increasing complexity of our health care environment, the Institute of Medicine calls for health care to reduce the burden of illness, injury, and disability for our nation. Improvement strategies include the provision of care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) blends clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to prepare nurses at the highest level to lead health care innovation and influence policy.

WHAT YOU LEARN

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) DNP graduate will be prepared to lead inter-professional teams to identify, implement, and evaluate innovative health-care models to address improving quality outcomes for individuals, families, and populations.

The UAMS College of Nursing offers two options for the DNP: nurse practitioner specialty (post-BSN to DNP) and post-master’s leadership focus.

  • The nurse practitioner specialty plan of study prepares BSN- or master’s-prepared nurses for roles as nurse practitioners at the highest level.
  • Individuals who are already licensed and certified as an APRN may apply to a post-BSN-to-DNP track for a second nurse practitioner area of certification.
  • The post-master’s plan of study prepares individuals with graduate degree in nursing administration or an APRN role for leadership roles.

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE PROGRAM

**Post-BSN to DNP application deadline is February 1, 2020**

**Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) application deadline is February 1, 2020**”

**Post-Master’s Leadership application deadline is April 1, 2020**

Nurse Practitioner Specialty Preparation (post-BSN or post-master’s) (Fall Start)Application DeadlineFall (August) Start
Post-BSN
Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse PractitionerFebruary 1stClasses for new DNP students begin each August
Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse PractitionerFebruary 1stClasses for new DNP students begin each August
Family Nurse PractitionerFebruary 1stClasses for new DNP students begin each August
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerFebruary 1stClasses for new DNP students begin each August
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary CareFebruary 1stClasses for new DNP students begin each August
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute CareFebruary 1stClasses for new DNP students begin each August

 

DNP with Nurse Anesthesia specialty (CRNA) Application deadline: February 1, 2020Classes for new DNP students begin each August

 

Post-master’s leadership focus (5 and 7 semester options)April 1stClasses for new DNP students begin each August

WHY UAMS

UAMS is one of the region’s major academic health centers. The UAMS College of Nursing is engaged in activities and partnerships that promote scholarly excellence, research and service to the university, nursing profession and society.  DNP students will become experts in the evaluation and translation of evidence into practice settings driven by their interests and expertise to address significant healthcare or policy issues. As one of the six UAMS colleges (College of Health Professions, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, and the Graduate School), the College of Nursing offers excellent opportunities for students who desire a terminal clinical practice degree. In addition to our hospital and clinics, UAMS includes the following institutes of excellence:

And a center of excellence:

UAMS and the College of Nursing Offer DNP Students

      • The opportunity to learn at UAMS, which is one of the region’s major academic health centers with outreach programs operating in every county and a regional campus in Northwest Arkansas
      • Collaboration with community organizations and health care systems to promote health and disease and injury prevention and treatment.
      • Access to the UAMS Library, a major biomedical information resource that is committed to meeting the information needs of its users with a strong service orientation that is characterized by responsiveness, professionalism, and effectiveness.
      • A state of the art simulation center for interprofessional education

       

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      Contact

      Leonie DeClerk

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