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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing DNP program is committed to transforming advanced nursing practice in preparing nurse practitioners and advanced nurse practice leaders.  

NursingCAS application process is open for the Fall 2024 Admissions Cycle

  • Priority Admission Deadline: Completed App. Deadline: 2/4/24
  • Regular Admission Deadline: Completed App. Deadline: 3/10/24
  • Rolling Admission Deadline: Completed App. Deadline: 5/1/24

Applicants must submit a completed application to NursingCAS by the deadline date to be considered for admission. Application status emails will be sent to the email provided on the application via NursingCAS. See application deadline dates below. 

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Points of Distinction

  • Top-ranked Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in Massachusetts by Nursing Schools Almanac.
  • Part of the commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center and consists of 3 schools with the UMass Memorial Hospital located on campus.
  • Access to a world class medical school that includes a state-of-the-art simulation center and interprofessional learning environment. Take a tour of the Interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS) HERE
  • Clinically active, experienced, committed practicing faculty as APRNs and nurse leaders.
  • A small faculty to student ratio ideal for graduate-level education.

Upon program completion, graduates are prepared to:

  • Innovate in nurse leadership roles as nurse practitioners, nurse executives, nurse leaders or nurse mentors;
  • Fill health policy, quality improvement science and research roles;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team and stakeholder health care providers and health care organizations;
  • Lead organizational systems and health care business and ļ¬nancial operations; and
  • Work in advanced clinical practice.

DNP Program Tracks:

Click for: Concentrations


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