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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Meet the challenges of the heath-care system in the 21st century prepared as a leader in health care with your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

Post-Master's DNP Program / Executive Format

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UMass Lowell's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is:

  • 33 credits
  • Flexible blended format with fully online and blended/face-to-face Saturday classes.
  • Full or part time

Once admitted, you'll develop or expand your leadership role in the health care system using an evidence-based approach. With the knowledge and skills acquired through the DNP program, you'll be prepared to propose solutions to improve health care delivery.

Influence Decisions in Health Care

Our interdisciplinary DNP curriculum focuses on:

  • Scientific underpinnings for practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Health care informatics
  • Health care policy
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Clinical prevention & population health
  • Advanced nursing practice

DNP graduates are prepared to reduce health care disparities for culturally diverse and underserved populations. Our graduates will also have experience with the political advocacy that is essential in influencing decisions within the evolution of health care delivery.

Learn about Admission Requirements.

Contact: Susan Parker, DNP Program Coordinator and Lecturer, 978-934-4685.

UMass Lowell students currently matriculated in the Master of Science program in nursing may apply for admission to the Master’s (MS) to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Fast Track Program.