DNP in Nursing with Emphasis in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care

Students who pursue the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care area of study will be prepared as primary pediatric nurse clinicians providing comprehensive healthcare from birth through young adulthood through assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of care. Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills, and expertise to emphasize health promotion, injury and disease prevention, and management in coping with chronic illness among children. For more information on the Area of Study Information please see the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care page.

Degree Requirements

NURSE 7010Biostatistical Foundations for Health Researchers3
NURSE 7087Leadership and Technology Institute1
NURSE 7110Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication3
NURSE 7120Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NURSE 7130Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics3
NURSE 7140Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion3.5
NURSE 7160Scientific Foundations for Health Sciences4
NURSE 8010Family Dynamics and Intervention3
NURSE 8089Transition to APRN Practice1
NURSE 8100Principles of Epidemiology3
NURSE 8170Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy3
NURSE 8210Special Health Care Needs of Children3.5-5
NURSE 8310Health Disparities of Rural and Other Underserved Populations3
NURSE 8420Newborn Through Adolescence Primary Care3.5-5
NURSE 8430Reproductive and Sexual Health Primary Care3.5-5
NURSE 8540Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning I3.5-5
NURSE 8545Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning II3.5-5
NURSE 8680Pediatric Mental Health Assessment and Treatment3.5-4
NURSE 8910Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice3
NURSE 8920Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes3
NURSE 8930Health Program Design and Management3
NURSE 9070DNP Clinical Residency1-5
NURSE 9080DNP Residency Project1-3
NURSE 9087Leadership and Transformational Role Institute2


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the DNP in Nursing 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 have applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

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