Doctor in Nursing Practice / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care (BSN to DNP)
University of Missouri-St Louis

Program Details

Students pursuing a DNP degree from the University of Missouri at St. Louis can choose a focus in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care. This degree track prepares nurses to care for children with complex acute, critical, and chronic illnesses.

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program provides nurses with advanced education in health policy, organizational leadership and management, and clinical expertise focused on evidence-based practice. Students learn to translate clinical research into practice in order to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. Graduates of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program online provide healthcare to children and their families in order to stabilize the patient’s condition, prevent complications, and restore maximum health.

Classes cover a range of topics, such as:

  • Research, interventions, and evidence-based practice
  • Pediatric diagnosis and management in complex acute care
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Social determinants of health for underserved populations

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-St Louis is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires an on-campus intensive experience
  • Must have a BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program, including an undergraduate general statistics course
  • Must have current professional licensure