PNCB Recognized Dual Acute Care/Primary Care PNP Programs

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PNCB Recognized Dual Acute Care/Primary Care PNP Programs

For over twenty years, the PNCB facilitated a committee review of PNP educational programs and this activity was titled Program Review. The National Task Force Criteria (NTFC) Faculty Resource Library, which the PNCB endorses, focuses on the same quality indicators previously required for PNCB's Program Review. Because all PNP programs must be accredited by CCNE or ACEN, PNCB's Board of Directors decided that an in-depth program review is no longer necessary. Our process has been restructured to a yearly application process known as the Program Resources Application.

Each recognized PNP program is required to complete a yearly application documenting PNP accreditation dates, required clinical practice hours and what might be practice areas for typical students plus course numbers, titles and credit hours for Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Health Assessment courses. Currently recognized programs will be notified yearly to complete an application.

PNCB's code is listed with each participating program. If your program is not recognized, and you wish to apply for recognition, please email

University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL             

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (masters) - 2191


Catholic University of America, DC

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (masters) - 2181


Creighton University, Omaha, NE

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (MSN/DNP) - 2899


Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • Dual Primary/Acute care PNP Program (masters) – 2802


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (DNP) – 21113


Northeastern University, Boston, MA

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program(masters) - 2804                


University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care Concentration PNP (DNP) - 2123


University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (masters) - 2909                


University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (DNP) - 2835       


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH            

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (masters) - 2810


Ohio State University, Columbus, OH     

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (DNP)- 2829


University of Akron, OH               

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (DNP) - 2852


Wright State University, Dayton, OH

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (masters) - 2867


Oregon Health & Sciences University, OR

  • Dual Acute/Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP) - 2906


Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA         

  • Dual Primary/Acute Care PNP Program (masters) - 2890


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Dual PC/AC (DNP) - 2186  


Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Dual PC/AC (MSN/DNP) - 2826 

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