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Online DNP Nursing Program | Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

Preparing the Next Advanced Practice & Nurse Executive Leaders


NursingCAS application process opens August 15, 2022 for admission cycle 2023.

  • Priority Deadline: 4/15/22
  • Competed Application Deadline: 5/1/22

Learn more about the Online Post Master's DNP program, watch the video here

We offer a 2 year full-time or 3 year part-time study plan.

For students enrolled prior to Fall 2022
2 year full-time
3 year part-time

For students enrolled as of Fall 2022
January 2022 Admission
Fall 2022 Admission

The Post Master’s DNP prepares students to meet the objectives of The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. The Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post Master’s 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.

Why Should I Enroll with the Graduate School of Nursing?

The UMass Chan Medical School is the commonwealth’s first and only public academic health science center, home to the T.H. Chan School of Medicine, Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing and the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 

The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Chan Medical School is a top-ranked, #1 Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in Massachusetts by Nursing School Almanac. Our students have access to a world class ranked medical school that includes a state of the art simulation center and learning community. At the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, there is a small faculty-to-student ratio for best-in-class graduate level education and our faculty are committed to student learning, actively participating in acute and community care settings and health care organizations. Other points of distinction include:

  • Only publicly funded nursing school in the commonwealth with a sole focus on graduate education.
  • Part of a top-rated Medical School that includes interprofessional and state of the art education.
  • Online courses with three interactive onsite Saturday meetings during each semester.
  • Small student to faculty ratio.
  • Excellent time to graduation record.

What Can I Do With a DNP?

The purpose of the Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the UMass Chan Medical School is to prepare nurse practitioner and nurse administrators graduates for advanced nursing practice leadership roles. The curriculum is designed to educate students to improve and transform health care through systems leadership, research translation, and advanced clinical knowledge. Graduates are prepared to assume advanced nursing practice leadership roles in hospitals and community-based settings, health care organizations, and schools of nursing as clinical faculty.

Who is a Candidate?

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Administrator

Learn more about the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing