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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Child Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MS) DNP

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The Child Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MS) DNP program is designed for specialty-certified, advanced-practice nurses to complete in a part-time and online format. The program prepares advanced-practice nurses to apply the latest evidence-based science to improve clinical practice outcomes. Specifically, the Post-MS to DNP program provides new knowledge in informatics, health policy, leadership, program evaluation and generation of evidence-based knowledge to enhance practice outcomes at the individual, population, and system levels. The program culminate in a capstone project that is designed to address gaps in practice.

Total Credit Hours: 36

3.0 minimum GPA required

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Part Time


  • 2.5 to 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Special Requirements

The Post-MS to DNP Program is not designed to educate nurse practitioners in a new specialty area. Applicants must already hold national certification in the specialty area to which they are applying.

Program Contact

Nursing Department
3435 Main Street, Beck Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: nursing@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-2537
Fax: 716-829-2067

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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