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What are the different track options available for the DNP program?

Oct 17, 2019, 16:12 PM
Question : What are the different track options available for the DNP program?

CU College of Nursing offers a BS-DNP option as well as 5 different post-masters tracks. If you have your BSN and are looking to gain an MS degree in leadership or clinical practice (APRN) as well as your DNP, the BS-DNP options are right for you. Please see the BS-DNP program for more information. Students with a BSN wishing to obtain a Masters in Public Health (MPH) as well as a DNP should apply to our dual degree DNP/MPH program.

If you have an MS in leadership or clinical practice (APRN) and wish to complete your education with a terminal degree, the post masters tracks are best for you. There are 5 tracks of entry.

  1. APRN track. This is for applicants practicing as a CNS, NP, CNM, or CRNA.
  2. Health Systems Leadership (HSL) track. This is for applicants who wish to pursue additional education with a leadership focus. Both APRNs and non-APRNs with a master’s degree may apply.
  3. Veteran and Military Health Care and Leadership (VMHCL) track. This is for applicants who wish to pursue additional education with a focus on veteran and military health.
  4. Dual degree DNP/MPH track. Applicants wishing to receive a Masters in Public Health (MPH) as well as a DNP degree can apply for the the dual degree track. This is a joint effort between the Colorado School of Public Health and the College of Nursing. Applicants must apply to both programs and applications are reviewed by both schools.
  5. The Public Health Nurse (DNP-PHN) track. This track offers a population focus in public health nursing specialization. Much of the coursework in the DNP-PHN program is interprofessional, including Colorado School of Public Health core courses.
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