Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP
The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a nearly $900,000 proposal to provide a new BSN to DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program or BSN to DNP Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (ACPNP).
Graduates of the ACPNP program will earn a DNP degree and be eligible to sit for the PCNB-ACPNP exam.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has set a 2015 date for full implementation of the DNP as the entry level for advanced practice.
While NPAC/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in MCN 558 (first NPAC clinical course) are required to attend a mandatory three (3) day orientation. This orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 11, 2014 through Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
For additional information related to the specialty, please contact:
Anne Hedger, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPNP-AC
Coordinator Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
USA College of Nursing
This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D09HP14826-01-00 for Online DNP for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Program for $861,312.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Division of Nursing, BHPr, DHHS or the U.S. Government.