Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice is meant for nurses with a master’s degree who want to continue their education and become leaders in the increasingly complex health care field.
Nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing can earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice in four semesters as a full-time student, or six semesters as a part-time student. Full-time students enroll in three or four courses per semester and part-time students typically enroll in two or three courses per semester.
Applicants must have a Master of Science in Nursing. For more details, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
The DNP focuses on leadership, evidence-based practice and quality improvement. The following schemas show full- and part-time options.
- Total Semester Hours: 42
- Total Clinical Hours: 504
Post-MSN DNP with NP Pathway
Current advanced-practice registered nurses can earn an additional advanced-practice specialty degree with their DNP by combining the Post-MSN DNP with a Post-MSN Certificate program in one of the following specialty areas:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (on campus only)
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
- Family NP
- Pediatric Acute Care NP
- Psych-Mental Health NP
Interested applicants must have a Master of Science in Nursing in an advanced-practice specialty and at least one year of relevant APRN experience. To enter the Post-MSN with NP Pathway program, nurses must apply to the applicable BSN-DNP specialty program. Individuals are considered for advanced standing (transfer credit) for their MSN-level core coursework only after they are admitted to the program.
For more information, contact Bobby Rue, Admissions Counselor, at email@example.com.