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.
- APRN track. This is for applicants practicing as a CNS, NP, CNM, or CRNA.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.