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The College of Nursing offers a post-master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice program for nurses already holding a master’s degree in nursing with specialization in an advanced practice nursing role, nursing administration/ leadership, or health care policy.
Nurses who have a master's degree in nursing, but not in one of these three foci, are required to complete a post-master's certificate in one of these specialties while pursuing the DNP.
DNP Coursework- 30 credits
HEAL 6825/7825 Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care -OR-
HEAL 6830/7830 Quality Improvement Science in Health Care
HEAL 6835/7835 Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues
HEAL 6848 Health Care Policy
HEAL 7010 Translational Research
HEAL 7012 Epidemiology
HEAL 7049 Outcomes Management
HEAL 8015 Applied Statistics for Health Sciences
NURS 7980-86 Residency appropriate to specialization
NURS 7996 Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1
NURS 7997 Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2
Kristin Haglund PhD, PNP, FNP
Joan PenningtonTotka PhD
Abiola Keller, PhD, PA-C
Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal, PhD
GRE scores (general test only). Waived for applicants who have a master’s degree with a GPA of 3.200 or above. Use DI Code 1448 for submitting GRE scores.
For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) please visit the departmental financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.
Graduate Program Recruiter
Taylor Rose Pamperin
Graduate Program Advisor
phone: (414) 288-5632