Doctor of Nursing Practice
The University of Arkansas began offering a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the fall of 2013.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is a practice-focused doctorate for those nurses who desire a terminal degree with a clinical focus. The D.N.P. prepares advance practice nurses to function as experts and leaders in increasingly complex health-care settings. There are two levels of entry for the practice doctorate: post-B.S.N. and post-M.S.N.
The online AGACNP Concentration is built upon the standards set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006); the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2012); and, the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies (2010).
Students work closely with preceptors for guided practice and faculty collaboration. The school offers a guide for them.
The online FNP Concentration is built upon the standards set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006); Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2012); Population-Focused NP Competencies (2013).
Graduates of the BSN-DNP program in Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration are eligible to sit for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.