Doctor of Nursing Practice / Acute & Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Program Details

The dual track DNP / Acute and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program allows nurses to prepare for advanced practice care of infants, children, and adolescents in a variety of settings. This online Doctor of Nursing Practice builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the student’s BSN degree program.

The program combines online curriculum with on-campus visits twice per semester during clinical courses and on-site clinical practicum in the student’s local area. The curriculum is individualized for each student based on career goals and previous education and experience. Students gain expertise in managing and preventing common pediatric illnesses and chronic conditions, as well as providing care for acute, complex, and critical illnesses.

Graduates can pursue positions in settings such as:

  • Emergency departments
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Primary care practices
  • School-based health centers
  • Intensive care units
  • Home health care
  • Telehealth services
  • Specialty care

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires on-campus visits twice per semester during clinical courses in area of concentration
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited program that also holds nursing accreditation through the National Accrediting Commission or the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education
  • GRE scores not required for applicants with GPA of 3.3 or higher