Academics & Admissions

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​Our Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP program is the only program in NJ preparing pediatric nurse practitioners at the doctoral level.

Program Overview

Application deadline has been extended until July 15th for fall 2024

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline for Fall admission

Credits and hours

74 credits


4-year study plan

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we use a family and community-centered approach to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention for patients from birth to 21 years old.

Our curriculum will prepare you for the challenges of delivering comprehensive care and translating evidence into practice in a variety of outpatient settings, including offices, clinics, schools, specialty sites, and public health agencies.

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

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.