Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice

The Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a practice focused program that prepares the advanced practice nurse with knowledge and skills needed to lead in today’s complex health care environment. Designed for the registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree, you can choose from two clinical specialization tracks, Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Through this program you will attain the highest level of educational preparation and excellence in advanced nursing practice, as well as expertise in areas that support clinical practice such as management and policymaking.

Program Overview

The Post-Baccalaureate DNP is a part time program. where you will be awarded the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree and will become eligible to complete the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam or the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification exam upon program completion. This practice-focused terminal nursing degree, with its focus on direct practice and healthcare leadership, will not only fill the growing need for expert clinical teachers and clinicians, but will also address informational/technological shifts and the growing disparities in healthcare delivery, access, and outcomes.

  • Enter with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing
  • Designed for the working adult
  • Allows students to engage in professional practice and graduate studies
  • Classes one day a week to fit busy schedules.
  • Technology enhanced
  • Part time
  • 12 semesters (if continuous progression)
  • 25% tuition discount for the Post-Baccalaureate DNP program.

Public Notice: The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking continued accreditation for its undergraduate (BSN), master's (MSN), and doctoral (DNP) nursing programs through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).