Doctor of Nursing Practice

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice 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.

Track Plan of Study:
GEP to DNP for APNs
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 Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pathway.

  • Family Nurse Practioner (FNP option Only)

Bachelor's to DNP for APNs is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nursing, leading to family nurse practitioner track then the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pathway.

  • Family Nurse Practioner (FNP option Only)

Post Master's to DNP  is for individuals who have a master's in nursing as a nurse practitioner or nurse administrator to prepare graduates for advanced nursing practice leadership in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Pathway. 

Specialty options for matriculated DNP students 

Frequently Asked Questions    Watch the Video by our DNP Graduate

Application Deadline:
GEP to DNP - January 15, 2015

BSN to DNP - March 15, 2015 (rolling)

Post Masters DNP - April 14, 2015 (rolling)

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.