Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Practice Nurse

Starting summer 2019 Advanced Practice Nursing Programs will transition to offering the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree EXCLUSIVELYLearn More about the DNP

For each of the specialties listed below you can enter with a bachelor's degree in nursing and exit with the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. The DNP curriculum is 3 years of full time coursework.   


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.

Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioners apply advanced knowledge and clinical skills in many facets of health care: providing prenatal care and family-planning services;providing well-child care;obtaining medical histories and performing physical examinations;diagnosing, treating and monitoring acute and chronic conditions;ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic studies. The FNP 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.


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.

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.

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.