Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice Program ranked #21 in The U.S. News and World Report 2017 Rankings of Top Nursing Programs.

The College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a clinical practice-oriented leadership curriculum that focuses on evidence-based practice for the improvement of clinical care delivery, program evaluation, patient and population outcomes and health system leadership/management.

All classes have an online component; some classes require a one- to two-day intensive session on campus. There are no more than three intensives on campus per academic year.

The DNP Pathways:

  • The BS to DNP Program provides individuals with a Bachelor's in Nursing with a single path to a DNP degree
  • Students may also advance a current Master’s degree through the Post-Graduate DNP pathway