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

Program Details

Students pursuing this Doctor of Nursing Practice degree specializing in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care focus their studies on supporting the optimal health of children from newborns through young adults. This online nurse practitioner program examines children’s healthcare needs in the context of their family, community, and environmental settings.

Students gain skills in pediatric primary healthcare, including well child care and the prevention and management of common acute illnesses and chronic conditions among children. This online DNP program offers nurses advanced competencies in health policy, organizational leadership and management, and clinical expertise centered on evidence-based practice. Graduates are able to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities by translating clinical research into practice.

Courses study topics including:

  • Comprehensive pediatric primary care diagnosis and management
  • Foundations of pediatric health
  • Social determinants of health for underserved populations
  • Program evaluation and quality management in healthcare

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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