Program Specialties | Bachelor's to DNP

A gerontology emphasis can be added to each track with an additional 4 courses

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

The ANP specialty prepares advanced practice nurses who are qualified for advanced practice in adult and geriatric health care across the health continuum. This practice includes independent and interdependent decision making and direct accountability for clinical judgment. Graduate preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the nurses in this role to include the use of research in evidence-based practice; development and implementation of health policy; leadership; education; case management; and consultation. Nurse practitioners and primary care or specialty physicians serve as preceptors.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The FNP specialty prepares nurses to be leaders who manage the primary health care needs of families from infancy through adulthood. A family-centered approach to health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention in illness responses of individuals is emphasized. Graduate preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the family nurse practitioner's role to include use of research in evidence-based practice; development and implementation of health policy; leadership; education; case management; and consultation. Nurse practitioners and primary care or specialty physicians serve as preceptors.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The PMHNP specialty prepares advanced practice nurses who are qualified to address the lifespan psychiatric-mental health needs of persons with serious mental illnesses, substance abuse problems, and/or common medical conditions related to psychiatric and/or substance abuse problems. Community mental health promotion as well as disease prevention and intervention are emphasized. Graduate preparation expands the comprehensiveness of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner's role to include use of research in evidence-based practice; development and implementation of health policy; leadership; education; case management; and consultation. Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, psychiatrists, and other licensed, advanced practice mental health professionals serve as preceptors.

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