Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Practice NurseEarn a master's degree in two years with full-time enrollment; or for eligible programs, stay three years and graduate with a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. Already have an advanced practice master's degree in nursing? Earn a post-master's certificate for additional specialization or continue on for a DNP.

For each of the specialties listed below you can enter with a bachelor's degree in nursing and exit with a master of nursing degree. For all of these specialties except the nurse anesthesia program you can enter with a bachelor's degree in nursing and exit with the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. Applicants with an existing advanced practice license can achieve a post-master's certificate in nurse-midwifery, psychiatric mental health or family nurse practice.

 

Specialties

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult Gerontology)
The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares students to manage adult patients with unstable chronic, acute, and critical conditions. This program has both MN and DNP degree options. The AGACNP DNP program option allows for continued clinical specialization beyond the MN degree.

Family Nurse Practitioner
This program has both MN and DNP degree options. The FNP DNP program includes a combination of advanced practice core, FNP specialty courses and DNP core courses. 

Nurse Anesthesia

The OHSU Nurse Anesthesia program prepares registered nurses to become advanced practitioners in the field of anesthesia, where they administer general and regional anesthesia to surgical and obstetric patients. This program has both MN and DNP degree options.

Nurse-midwifery

The Nurse-Midwifery (NMW) program prepares students to manage the care of women from menarche to menopause, including health promotion, common gynecologic and health problems, the entire spectrum of pregnancy care, and care of the healthy newborn. The program of study has been designed to offer a combination of graduate core courses, advanced practice core and NM specialty courses. This program has both MN and DNP degree options.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates for advanced specialty practice with a dual emphasis on intervention through psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. This program has both MN and DNP degree options.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program is designed to prepare advanced practice registered nurses to deliver primary and/or acute care to children (birth to 21 years of age) across practice settings and institutional boundaries. This program has both MN and DNP degree options.