Program focus is on the aging adult. The Post Masters Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare current registered nurses with a masters degree in nursing to fulfill the role of a competent, caring practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting. The DNP program goes beyond the master’s level to provide not only the academic knowledge and clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses. It also develops analytical skills that will be used in policy formation and management of healthcare populations incorporating aspects of financial, quality care, safety and outcome evaluations of practice. Program typically takes four years to complete.