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DNP Programs Firing on all Cylinders

100 percent pass rate

For the third consecutive year, the University of Iowa College of Nursing has had 100 percent pass rates on board exams for its Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs.

“More and more, graduate programs are being asked to indicate if they are successful,” said Thad Wilson, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive associate dean. “This pass rate is indicative of our faculty’s instructional excellence as well as our student’s dedication to applying what they learn from our exceptional curriculum.”

Part of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, FNP & AGNP students take their board exams through American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANP-CP) and all PMHNP students take their exams through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Two additional DNP programs achieving pass rate perfection for the past several years include the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) program, whose students take board exams through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), and Neonatal NPs, who take their boards through the National Certification Corporation (NCC).

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UI’s DNP program is designed to prepare clinicians with the knowledge and skills to provide the highest standard of care for individuals, families and communities and navigate today’s complex health care systems. To learn more, visit

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Mar 13th, 2015