Our 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 five- to seven-semester program offered in a part-time asynchronous distance learning format is designed for individuals holding a Master's in nursing, active US RN and APRN licenses, and national certification in one of the following specialty areas:
The Post MS to DNP Program is offered completely online in a distance accessible format featuring flexible scheduling for the working professional. The program provides new knowledge in organizational behavior, informatics, health policy, leadership, program evaluation and generation of evidence-based knowledge to enhance practice outcomes at the individual, population and system levels and culminates in a DNP Project that is tailored toward individual student interests and can be completed with the student's current employer.
$1,047 per credit hour
Fall or Spring
Fall 2024: January 15-June 17
*Estimated tuition is based on the resident rate and does not include fees.
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.
|Teaching in Nursing
|Interpreting Health Care Policy
|Organization & Leadership Concepts in Health Care
|Applied Informatics to Evaluate Health Care Outcomes
|Epidemiology DNP Bridge
|Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care II
|Seminar in Grantsmanship
|State of Nursing Science
|Advanced DNP Didactic Practicum I
|Advanced DNP Didactic Practicum II
|DNP Project Course I
|DNP Project Course II
Total Credits: 36
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.