Doctor of Nursing Practice

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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:
GEP to DNP
is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, leading to first becoming an RN in the Graduate Entry Pathway, then the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pathway.  Please note that applications will be accepted starting September 1st.

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practioner (FNP)

Frequently Asked Questions for GEP to DNP

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.

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practioner (FNP)

       A Pre-Graduate Option is available for RNs (please see below description)

       Frequently Asked Questions for BS to DNP

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.


       Frequently Asked Questions for Post-MS to DNP   

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.

Specialty course options for matriculated DNP students & non-matriculated students

Watch the Video by our DNP Graduate

DNP Track Fact Sheets
GEP to DNP  

BSN to DNP 

Post Master's DNP 

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)
The innovative new iCels Center was established in 2013 to build on our successes in health science, research, nursing and medical education.

NP Certification Pass rates

Year

AG-PCNP

AG-ACNP

FNP

2015

100%

95%

94%

2014

95%

91%

87%

2013

95%

94%

100%

2012

 100%*

94%

100%

*Includes Adult Primary Care & Gerontology    Dual Track Certification

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