Post-Master's DNP

Program Requirements

The Post Master's (Master of Science in Nursing to DNP) pathway provides additional education to those already prepared as Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Administrators or other Health Care Systems Specialists. Students admitted with a master's degree and national certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) only need the DNP content not included in their prior program of graduate study. Masters in Science in Nursing to DNP students will be required to complete 33 credit hours, a total of 1,000 practice hours and completion of an evidence-based final DNP Scholarly Project. Students will be assessed upon entry to determine the number of clinical hours completed at the graduate level. Students admitted with master's degrees who are not APRN prepared will work closely with the program director and their advisor to develop a program of study that credits prior graduate clinical work. The course of study will enable them to meet the DNP program objectives and allow completion of the total 1,000 clinical hours required for the DNP degree. Students will need additional courses to complete their 1,000 clinical hours and those courses may consist of one to three supplemental applied practice courses based upon individual assessment (,  and ).

Program Admission Requirements

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