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Program Quick Facts


$1,047 per credit hour

Time to Completion

5-7 semesters

Credit Hours


Start Term

Fall or Spring



Non-Clinical Hours


Application Open Dates

Fall semester applications are due June 15, 2023. 

*Estimated tuition is based on the resident rate and does not include fees.

Please Note

The Post-MS to DNP Program is NOT designed to educate nurse practitioners in a new specialty area. Applicants must already hold national certification in the specialty area to which they are applying.

Program Requirements


NSG 728/729 Non-Clinical Hours

As a post-master’s student with certification, you are not required to complete direct patient clinical hours. However, in the two semesters in which you are completing your doctoral project, you will be required to complete 400 non-clinical hours in NSG 728/729. These hours include meetings, consultations, case conferences, negotiations, mentor meetings, patient education, etc. and implementation of your project. These are all related to your doctoral project, project site and the AACN DNP Essentials. This varies with each student depending on the student's specific doctoral project and population. These hours are planned with the NSG 728/729 faculty and course coordinator.

Additional Information