DNP Specialties & Tracks

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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time OptionPart-Time OptionClinical Specialty

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) DNP specialty prepares nurses to work primarily with adult patients from 17 years old and up that tend to have life-threatening issues. Students will be trained to work in very fast-paced positions where they may be required to order labs and diagnostic tests, interpret the data, and potentially perform invasive procedures to act on information.

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Executive Health Systems Leadership

Full-Time OptionPart-Time OptionGlobal Program

The Executive Health Systems Leadership (EHSL) DNP specialty prepares nurses to be management leaders in the healthcare industry. Students learn advanced competencies essential to leadership roles: Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO), Clinical Nursing Director, Director of Nursing Professional Practice, etc.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time OptionPart-Time OptionClinical Specialty

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) DNP specialty prepares nurses to provide healthcare to individuals and the family. Students will be prepared to manage a variety of conditions from episodic conditions (coughs, earaches, fevers, etc.) to chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, asthma, etc.) utilizing a holistic approach that evaluates all the current conditions for the patient to formulate a treatment plan.

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Informatics

Part-Time OptionGlobal Program

The Informatics DNP specialty prepares nurses with an MS degree to work within their organizations, providers, and vendors to successfully implement quality technology improvements in the healthcare industry. Students will be prepared with advanced knowledge in data processing and information sciences.

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Nurse Anesthesia

Full-Time OptionClinical Specialty

The Nurse Anesthesia DNP specialty prepares nurses to provide quality anesthesia care utilizing high levels of scientific knowledge and practice expertise. Students will learn to care for patients during the perioperative period so that they are safe and comfortable during their surgical procedures, while utilizing pharmacological and scientific techniques.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time OptionPart-Time OptionClinical Specialty

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) DNP specialty prepares nurses to focus on helping patients as young as infants and as old as 21 years of age. Students will learn to address patient issues and make sure they are reaching their developmental goals for each age and that older patients are learning about health risks and getting prepared for daily life.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time OptionPart-Time OptionClinical Specialty

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) DNP specialty prepares nurses to focus on mental health care and the mind-body connection for patients. Students will learn the modalities to diagnose and treat depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, social disorders, and more. Graduates will work with the patients over the short term or on long term to diagnose and develop treatment plans with the patient.

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Post-Master’s DNP

Full-Time OptionPart-Time Option

The Post-Master’s (MS-DNP) DNP specialty builds on experience earned in a traditional Master of Science program. MS prepared students will explore the underpinnings of practice, healthcare policy, leadership, and quality improvement. Students will gain the understanding of how to address population health issues in addition to individual health issues.

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