Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
About the Program
Our DNP program educates advanced practice registered nurses and nurse leaders who seek to develop or expand their leadership roles in the health care system. With the knowledge and skills acquired through UML's DNP program, our graduates will be prepared to propose solutions to improve patient care and and health care outcomes. This is achieved through an interdisciplinary curriculum which provides nurses with knowledge and skills in evaluation research, health policy, organizational leadership an financing, evidence-based practice and health care informatics. Our DNP graduates will have a positive impact on the health care system by using an evidence-based approach to improve health care delivery.
By enriching our DNP program with content on cultural competency, DNP graduates are prepared to reduce health care disparities for culturally diverse and undeserved populations. Our graduates will also have advocacy skills that are essential in influencing governmental and organizational policy decisions.
The degree pathway in the Post-Masters DNP Program will be 3 academic years part-time in length. Full-Time study is available. Courses are delivered in a combination of online and blended formats. Both full-time and part-time degree pathway are available.
Post-Masters Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program
Application requirements include:
Students admitted to the post-MS DNP program will hold a MS degree in nursing with preparation as a nurse practitioner. Certification as a nurse practitioner is also required.
Specific application requirements include:
- Program application submitted to the Graduate Admissions office
- MS in Nursing with APRN preparation with national certification as an APRN or board eligible for certification OR MS in Nursing with a current RN license
- Prior official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate programs
- Three letters of recommendation (one academic recommendation preferred)
- Interview with nursing faculty
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a nursing Master’s degree program, 3.3 GPA preferred.
- Written narrative of professional goals
- 500 Master's or Post-Master's practicum hours
- TOEFL if appropriate
Priority application deadline is April 1. Admission is competitive. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a space available basis.
Post MS DNP Curriculum
Fast Track MS to DNP Curriculum
Lea Dodge, DNP, ACRN, FNP-BC