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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) is designed for the Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who wants to provide evidence-informed practice to culturally diverse populations and take a leadership role as an advocate for health and social justice using the latest technology for learning and practice. This degree builds on the nursing practice skills and experience that each student possesses. These skills will be integrated with new and pioneering ways to think about the health care system. An innovative, technology-enriched, educational approach is used to create advanced practice clinical nursing experts and nurse leaders who base decisions upon the best evidence available to lead and design high quality patient-centered, culturally appropriate care in a complex global health care environment.

Multiple DNP program options are offered:

  • BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

  • BSN-DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

  • BSN-DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

  • Post-Master’s Executive Leader (EL)


  • Earned BSN from an accredited ACEN or CCNE School of Nursing

  • Registered Nurse license

  • Professional Resume/CV

  • College Transcripts

  • Two letters of professional recommendation

  • Personal Statement: Why do you want to pursue your DNP?

  • Interview via web/zoom or in-person

  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required

  • GPA minimum is not required