Doctor of Nursing Practice / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice program from the University of Missouri at Kansas City offers a variety of nursing specializations. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track focuses on the care of patients from birth through age 21. Nurses in this program learn to provide family-centered and culturally respectful care to children and their families.

Graduates of this BSN-DNP program are prepared to assume responsibility for the health promotion, assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients’ healthcare needs. Core courses cover advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and physical and health assessment. The program is designed for working nurses, with online coursework and clinical experiences in the student’s local area.

Students can expect to study topics including:

  • Healthcare outcomes and epidemiology
  • Nursing research
  • Healthcare systems and leadership
  • Cultural diversity and values

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires one on-campus residency during each semester of clinical courses
  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an institution nationally recognized by CCNE or ACEN and current RN licensure
  • Minimum of one year full-time equivalent clinical experience required in the past three years

Restricted States

California, New York, Oregon, Washington