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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare graduates in advanced nursing practice leadership for careers in clinical practice with diverse populations, organizational and systems leadership in health care systems, and clinical nursing education. The program produces advanced practice nurses with the skills to apply principles of population health outcomes and evidence-based practice for improvement and transformation of patient care to clinical situations as interprofessional team members. Becoming a doctorally prepared NP: Our DNP Program & DNP Students Video
Plans of Study:
Bachelor's to DNP is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nursing, leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pathway. Please note that applications will be accepted starting September 1st.
A Pre-Graduate Option is available for RNs (please see below description)
Post Master's to DNP is for individuals who hold a Master’s degree in nursing and are certified as NPs, CNSs, CRNAs, or CNMs or hold a Master’s degree in nursing or a health related field for nurse administrators. Please note that applications will be accepted starting September 1st.
Note: Please contact Jean Boucher PhD, NP, Program Director if you are a master's prepared NP or Nurse administrator and interested in taking a DNP course as a non-matriculated student.
Pre-Graduate (PGO) to DNP Option is for individuals who have an associate's degree or diploma in nursing and a bachelor's degree or higher in another non- nursing discipline who want to become nurse practitioners (see above track options) leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Please note that applications will be accepted starting September 1st.
Application Deadline:GEP to DNP - December 1st
BSN to DNP - March 15th
Post Masters DNP - April 15th
Interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS)
NP Certification Pass rates
*Includes Adult Primary Care & Gerontology Dual Track Certification