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

Program Details

The online DNP / Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree program is designed to prepare nurses to meet the specific physiologic and psychological needs of children. Graduates will have advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of health maintenance and promotion, and the assessment and management of diseases.

This online Nurse Practitioner program focuses on supporting the health of children while taking into consideration their family, community, and environmental settings. The curriculum includes components of online synchronous and asynchronous classes, on-site clinical experiences in the student’s community, and twice per semester campus visits during clinical courses. Graduates are eligible for certification as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC) by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and for state licensure.

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners can provide healthcare in a number of settings, including:

  • Pediatric primary care practices
  • School-based health centers
  • Health departments
  • Subspecialty pediatric clinics
  • Community agencies providing preventative care
  • Telehealth services

% 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