Post-Master's DNP

Our post-master’s DNP program helps current NPs take their practice and careers to new heights. It is designed for students with a master's degree in nursing whose goal is to become advanced practice clincians.

Through exceptional academic and clinical experiences, mentorship from prominent scholars and clinicians, and a rich array of resources that strengthen their knowledge, Connell School students graduate prepared to thrive in their fields as leaders and practitioners.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall enrollment – March 15 * (family specialty is fall enrollment only)
  • Spring enrollment – September 30

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Five nurse practitioner specialties help you identify your ideal career path and excel in your practice. DNP students may choose a specialty in nurse anesthesia or from five different nurse practitioner specialties, including adult-gerontology primary care, family health, pediatric primary care, psychiatric/mental health, and women’s health.

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Our Curriculum

Full-time students, APRN-NP or CRNA (Projected Curriculum)

Year One

  Summer   Fall Spring
   Population Health (3cr)
 Quality (4cr)
   Leadership (3cr)   Informatics (4cr)
   Epidemiology (3cr)   EBP 2 (3cr)
   Foundations of EBP (3cr)   Policy (3cr)


Year Two

 Summer                          Fall Spring

 Ethics (3cr)


 DNP 1 — Implementation & Evaluation (2cr)

 (Includes clinical hours)  

 DNP 2 — Evaluation & Dissemination (2cr)

 (Includes clinical hours)  


 Elective (3cr)