On-campus Requirement

BSN to DNP and Post-MSN DNP students have the opportunity to visit campus three times during their academic program.

Students attend a one- or two-day orientation in the first fall semester of their program. This is a mandatory site visit for all new DNP students. (Note: Nurse Anesthesia students attend a separate orientation session during their first spring semester.)

In addition, DNP students have the opportunity to visit campus during a DNP summer workshop. This half-day workshop focuses on understanding, preparing, writing and presenting the DNP project. This event is optional, but highly encouraged to help create a successful DNP project.

Finally, students are required to visit campus during their final semester to defend their DNP project and participate in the University of Cincinnati Commencement Ceremony.