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The MSN-DNP Program is a hybrid online curriculum with on-campus visits twice per semester throughout the students’ clinical courses in their areas of concentration. On-site requirements provide opportunities for networking with peers, formative learning, and summative assessments of advanced clinical skills within the College of Nursing’s high-fidelity simulation center. Synchronous online course meetings will also occur throughout the semester for case discussions, content review, and presentations. These mandatory online course meetings will be scheduled prior to the beginning of the term so students may arrange their schedules accordingly.

It is strongly recommended that applicants consider combining the post-graduate certificate with the DNP degree.  The length of the post-graduate certificate program varies by specialty; consult the program web site for a sample certificate curriculum plan.

The College of Nursing Graduate Programs announces their secondary application deadline date of February 15, 2021 for Fall 2021 admissions for our hybrid DNP and PhD Programs. This secondary application deadline excludes applications for our BSN-DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program and clinical track Graduate Certificate Programs. Applications received after December 15, 2020 for the Nurse Anesthesia and our clinical Graduate Certificate Programs will not be considered. Please note the priority deadline must be met in order to be eligible for scholarships and fellowships.

 For more details, please review our Graduate Admissions page.


DNP Program Chair Graduate Programs Advisor

Terrica Durbin
Asst Dean, Grad Programs (ITM) & DNP Program Chair

April Gonzalez
April Gonzalez
Graduate Programs Advisor