DNP in Nursing Practice with Emphasis in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Area of Study Information

For more information on Area of Study Information please see the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner page.

Sample Plan of Study

There are multiple plans of study for this emphasis area. Below is the Plan of Study for the post-baccalaureate, four year plan. For more Sample Plans of Study, please visit our website.

First Year
NURSE 71203NURSE 71503NURSE 70871
NURSE 7310 (90 clinical hours)*3.5NURSE 73303STAT 7020 (required before admission or concurrent with NURSE 7087)3
NURSE 71003  
 9.5 6 4
Second Year
NURSE 81003NURSE 8210 (90 clinical hours)*3.5NURSE 71103
NURSE 8420 (90 clinical hours)*3.5NURSE 89103 
NURSE 83003NURSE 83103 
 9.5 9.5 3
Third Year
NURSE 8920 (60 clinical hours)*3NURSE 8430 (90 clinical hours)*3.5NURSE 9080 (section 1, 60 clinical hours)1
NURSE 80103NURSE 89303 
NURSE 8680 (90 clinical hours)*3.5NURSE 8540 (90 clinical hours)*3.5 
 9.5 10 1
Fourth Year
Elective (choose from below)#3NURSE 90872NURSE 9080 (section 2, 60 clinical hours)1
NURSE 89403NURSE 9070 (150-300 clinical hours)2.5-5 
NURSE 9070 (180 clinical hours)3NURSE 9080 (section 3, 60 clinical hours)1 
 9 5.5-8 1
Total Credits: 77.5-80

1110-1260 Clinical Hours ***


On-campus visits required with specialty clinical courses


Nursing course electives from which to choose:

NURSE 7750 Physical Function and Older Adults

NURSE 7751 Psychosocial Function and Older Adults

NURSE 8010 Family Dynamics and Intervention

NURSE 8720 Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness

NURSE 8854 Teaching Strategies in Nursing

NURSE 8864 Curriculum Development in Nursing

NURSE 8820 Health Care Financial Management

Additional interdisciplinary online elective choices can be found in the areas of geriatric care management, gerontology, grantsmanship, health ethics, health informatics, multicultural education, online education, public health, and youth development (see


 Reflects minimum required DNP clinical and project hours. Additional clinical hours may be required based on specialty, annual portfolio evaluation, and complexity of DNP clinical residency project.

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Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the DNP in Nursing Practice and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School.  Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process.  Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

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