DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in family nursing. If you want to promote good health, prevent injury and disease, and manage chronic illnesses, this could be the program for you.

Career Opportunities
  • Primary care provider
  • Health care services coordinator
  • Institutional health care consultant
  • Research nurse
  • Clinical instructor

Plans of Study

Students who pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner area of study will be prepared as primary care nurse clinicians providing comprehensive healthcare from birth through older adulthood. Family Nurse Practitioners diagnose and treat common acute episodic health problems, manage chronic diseases, provide health education to individuals and families with expertise in health promotion and disease prevention.

Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner

The American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) offers certification as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC).

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The DNP at the Sinclair School is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.