Academics & Admissions

Program Overview

While the Fall 2022 recommended application deadline is April 15th, we will continue to accept applications up until July 1st. Apply Now!

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline for Fall 2022 admission

Credits and hours

85 credits


4-year or 5-year study plan
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Our Dual Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP Program is the only dual PNP program in the state preparing pediatric nurse practitioners at the doctoral level.

A hybrid of online and in-person courses, this program prepares nurse practitioners for the challenges of delivering comprehensive care to the pediatric population across various inpatient, outpatient, and specialty practice settings.

Student testimonial

I really wanted to further my degree so I can keep helping the pediatric population. I think that we have a really great collaborative program that I saw in my doctoral project, and, just being in pediatric in general, I think the program is really comprehensive.

Katherine Minuto, ’18

Role, Qualifications, and Preparation

You must have a minimum of one-year of acute care pediatric experience to apply to this program.

Our program focuses on providing family-centered and culturally respectful care for pediatric patients (birth through young adulthood) with acute, complex, critical, and chronic illness across a variety of care settings.

Acute Care PNPs provide the highest level of evidence-based care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and organ dysfunction or failure. They typically work in a variety of interprofessional inpatient and outpatient settings, including specialty clinics, urgent care, and emergency departments.

This program prepares you to:

  • Provide direct patient care across the entire continuum of health and illness, including acute, complex, and critical conditions.
  • Understand the challenges of delivering comprehensive care
  • Translate evidence into practice

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for national board certification.

Margaret Quinn

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Margaret Quinn is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Pediatric NP Program Specialty Director. She is a certified nurse educator and certified primary care pediatric nurse practitioner whose academic and clinical focus is on issues impacting children’s health.

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