Take your career to the highest level with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Our DNP specializations and NP certifications cover nine different topic areas, preparing you to lead in a variety of unique health care settings. Whether you’re designing an intervention to improve pediatric outcomes in your hospital or implementing the latest best-practices in gerontology, these DNP specializations and NP certifications give you the tools you need to succeed in your career and advance health care.
All programs are offered in a hybrid iCourse and in-person format that requires students to travel to the Downtown Phoenix campus for up to a week for orientation at the beginning of the program and two or three times per semester. Edson College also offers a DNP/PhD concurrent enrollment program.
|Advanced Nursing Practice (Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)
Learn to develop a framework for developmentally supportive, family-centered, culturally-appropriate advanced nursing practice for infants and children with unstable chronic, complex acute and life-threatening illnesses. Courses are designed to prepare the student for certification in advanced practice nursing as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner.
|Advanced Nursing Practice (Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner)
Advanced your knowledge and skills for primary care, case management, screening and health promotion of adults through the lifespan in a variety of settings, including private practice, ambulatory clinics, long-term care facilities and the patient's home. Courses are designed to prepare the student for certification in advanced practice nursing as a adult-gerontology nurse practitioner.
|Advanced Nursing Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Develop expertise in providing primary care to individuals of all ages within traditional, nontraditional and culturally diverse families. Courses are designed to prepare the student for certification in advanced practice nursing as a family nurse practitioner.
|Advanced Nursing Practice (Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
Hone your expertise in mental health care to individuals of all ages within traditional, nontraditional and culturally diverse families. Courses are designed to prepare students for certification in advanced practice nursing as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
|Advanced Nursing Practice (Innovation Leadership)
This concentration is directed toward master's degree-prepared professional nurses who seek the scholarship, skills and capacity to lead effective change in systems, organizations and practice environments, using innovation theories and methodologies as the frame for their leadership practice. The focus is on improving health care through facilitating a culture of best practice and providing skills necessary to develop advanced practice nursing leaders for the future.
|Advanced Nursing Practice (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care)
In this concentration the focus is on the development of a framework for developmentally supportive, family-centered, culturally appropriate advanced nursing practice with infants and children. Courses are designed to prepare the student for certification in advanced practice nursing as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
|Advanced Nursing Practice (Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)
Learn the theories, principles and clinical skills in the care of women and their families including critical thinking, diagnosis, problem-solving and nursing management of women throughout the maternity cycle and with common gynecological problems. Client education, communication and collaboration are emphasized.
|Advanced Nursing Practice
This program is designed specifically for master's degree-prepared advanced practice nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Courses are designed for clinical experts and are innovative, interesting and organized to provide students with expert colleagues
Diane Núñez, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FNAP is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and Director of the ASU Rural Health Professions Program, AHEC Scholars. Her research interests include older adult functional health, health promotion, interprofessional practice, rural and underserved populations. Learn more about Diane's areas of expertise
DNP Student Projects
By collaborating with nursing leaders, health care organizations and community groups, DNP projects exhibit the integration of new knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes through organizational/systems leadership, quality improvement processes, innovation and translation of evidence into practice. Past projects have included topics such as:
- Depression care management for home health nurses.
- Mindfulness to improve early childhood education.
- Water safety education program for primary care providers.
- Addressing obesity in Hispanic families.
- And many more.
DNP Student Recognition
Effort to provide quality health care in Arizona gets a big boost
ASU, Phoenix Children’s collaborate to launch pediatric-specific nursing programs
Passion for caring leads group of ASU nursing students to Guatemala
ASU health care students help homeless, vulnerable adults
Taking the right path at the Crossroads
Student Health Outreach for Wellness seeks volunteers
The benefits of lifelong learning
ASU alumna pulls from program experience to launch nonprofit following COVID-19 loss
Nurse practitioner graduate looking to break barriers in emergency departments
Salute to Service: Reynaldo Kieser is serving as an essential worker on multiple fronts during the COVID-19 pandemic
New Edson College partnership opens doors for qualitative research around recovery and exercise