University of Michigan-Flint students studying in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program will soon have a new concentration to select -- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

The addition recently received approval from the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan, and will be offered this fall, according to the university. The program currently has concentrations in Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

“In every class of our DNP students, there have been several who have wanted to stay in the hospital setting as a Nurse Practitioner,” said Connie Creech, director of Graduate Nursing Programs, in a news release. “The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is a high-demand specialty that many generic RN students at UM-Flint have also expressed interest in.”