Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Arkansas.
List of Arkansas DNP Programs
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is delivered online and can be pursued as a full-time (five semesters) or part-time (eight semesters) basis. Students are only required to attend a two-day, on-campus orientation prior to starting the program. Applicants must have an MSN in Nursing Administration or APRN certification (Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Registered Nurse Anesthetist, or Clinical Nurse Specialist). The university's DNP curriculum includes courses such as: Leading & Managing Complex Healthcare Systems, Synthesizing Evidence for Nursing Practice, and Healthcare Resource & Project Management. The DNP Practice Project (a graduation requirement) gives students the opportunity to evaluate and apply research evidence into practice settings to address significant healthcare or policy issues.
MSN required for:
University of Arkansas
There are two levels of entry for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Arkansas - post-BSN and post-MSN. Students accepted to the BSN to DNP program can choose to specialize in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. Core courses for the post-master's DNP program include: Healthcare Informatics, Organizational Management & Systems Leadership, Epidemiology, and Evaluation Methods & Translational Research for Evidence-based Practice. The university's DNP program is available online with few required on-campus visits. The curriculum is based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice developed by AACN. Students must complete a specialty practice clinical experience as well as a capstone project in order to graduate from the program.