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DNP Program Now Offering Acute Care Specialty

UI College of Nursing

The University of Iowa College of Nursing is now offering an Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Eligible students can enroll in this new acute care specialty practice area through the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. To be considered, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is required.

The DNP program at the University of Iowa is designed to prepare the next generation of advanced practice nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to provide the highest standard of care for individuals, families, and communities, and to effect systems-level improvements in the care provided.

“In my travels throughout the state of Iowa and the region, one of the most consistent and critical needs identified by health care institutions is for acute care NPs. The University of Iowa has developed a high quality program with an internationally renowned leader at the helm,” said Thad Wilson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, executive associate dean. 

UI’s College of Nursing also offers a post-graduate certificate program for current DNPs who want to become certified as Adult/Gerontology Acute Care NPs. 

For more information about this Adult/Gerontology Acute Care program, or any of the college’s DNP programs, please visit, or contact Jennifer Clougherty, program advisor: or 319-335-7021.

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Posted On: 
Jul 2nd, 2015