The BS-DNP program appeals to baccalaureateate-prepared nurses who are interested in earning a master's degree and practice doctorate in one continuous program. DNP graduates will be prepared as advanced practice leaders, who will design models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage health care needs of populations, and use technology and information to transform health care systems.
Looking for a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Nursing Practice? Visit the DNP/MPH dual degree page.
Graduates of our program are eligible to apply for certification by examination. Upon successful completion of the board examination, DNPs are eligible for licensure in all 50 states, including Colorado (visit the Colorado Board of Nursing APRN application forms page), where licensure is granted as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
Students select from 11 different specialties. Past coursework to be applied toward the degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The specific courses required for each specialty option are on the specialty pages.