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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree option is for individuals pursuing education in advanced practice nursing. The DNP is a clinical doctorate with two options to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in the areas of advanced clinical practice (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) or nursing executive. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has determined that the DNP will be the preferred graduate degree for advanced practice nurses, including clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and nurse administrators, effective in 2015.

For post-masters students, the DNP program includes 29-30 credits of nursing courses offered over three terms (summer, fall, and spring) and two years of part-time study.

To learn more about the DNP program, please contact Dr. Catherine (Kitty) Kromrie, Graduate Programs Admission Coordinator, 715-836-3638.

General Information

Post-Master's Fact Sheet & Sample Program Plans

Post-Baccalaureate Fact Sheet & Sample Program Plans

Minnesota Advanced Practice Nurse Verification information