1. Fill out the application in its entirety.
2. Submit your application.
3. After you submit your application, you will be emailed a link to the application portal to submit your supporting documents.

You do not need to wait for letters of recommendation in order to submit your application. The letters are sent directly to us by the recommenders. 

DNP Program Options

Our Post-BS to DNP Program equips baccalaureate-prepared nurses to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in family, adult/gerontology, psychiatric/mental health, anesthesia specialties
The Post-MS to DNP Program prepares established advanced practice nurses to deliver expert care, innovate practice and translate evidence-based care to the clinical setting.
The Early Assurance Program offers the opportunity for early acceptance to UB’s DNP programs in Adult/Gerontology, Family and Psychiatric/Mental Health for well-qualified undergraduate students focused on becoming nurse practitioners.

Additional Information

DNP Program Outcomes

  • Critically analyze, synthesize and apply theoretical and empirical knowledge from a variety of sources to improve nursing practice.
  • Provide leadership in ethical, legal and socio-cultural issues for the improvement of nursing practice, patient outcomes and health care delivery.
  • Develop and evaluate care delivery approaches that meet current and future needs of patient populations based on scientific findings in clinical sciences, as well as organizational, political and economic sciences. 
  • Translate evidence to improve nursing practice and health care outcomes.
  • Provide leadership for evidence-based practice through translation of research in practice, evaluation of practice and participation in collaborative research to improve health care outcomes.
  • Use advanced information technology resources as strategies to improve clinical practice, education and research. 
  • Collaborate in the development and/or implementation of health policy regionally, nationally and internationally.  
  • Engage in interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.
  • Engage in leadership to integrate evidence-based clinical prevention and population health services for individuals, aggregates and populations. 
  • Provide specialized advanced nursing practice that is innovative and evidence-based.

DNP Program Coordinators

Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Assistant Dean, MS/DNP Programs

Cheryl Spulecki, DNAP, RN, CRNA

Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

Patricia Nisbet, DNP, PMHNP-BC

PMHNP Program Coordinator

Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Adult/Gerontology Interim Program Coordinator

Molli Oldenburg, DNP, RN, FNP-C

FNP Program Coordinator

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