Welcome to the University of Iowa Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (PNP-PC) program.

As one of the earliest PNP-PC programs in the nation, the UI has a long tradition of excellence, and our graduates are well-respected around the country and excel in meeting the high demand for pediatric health care providers across the nation. Our graduates work in both rural and urban settings and provide care for children in primary care, outpatient specialty care, school-based health centers, and more.

The PNP-PC program is built upon a rigorous academic curriculum that is vital to developing the necessary clinical and non-clinical expertise needed to promote high-quality children’s health outcomes on an individual and systems level. The initial portion of our program focuses on foundational learning related to the advanced practice registered nurse role. In later portions of the program, students will progress through pediatric-focused course work, clinical experiences, and completion of the DNP project. In total, PNP-PC students complete 630 clinical hours, and we ensure that they are placed with strong clinical preceptors to support the highest quality clinical learning experiences.

If you are passionate about children’s health and are looking for an academic program that will foster both professional and personal growth, I invite you to apply for Iowa’s PNP-PC program or to reach out to me with questions you may have.

Daniel Crawford, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE 
PNP-PC Program Director