Master of Science in Nursing—DNP Path Overview
We offer a direct path toward earning both a master's degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. If you possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing, completion of this MSN to DNP program is required to move on to the Doctor of Nursing Practice.
The Master of Science in Nursing program offers a balanced core curriculum and specialized courses in organizational theory, health care finance, human resources, and information and health care technologies.
Choose from three pathways designed to provide further knowledge in your chosen specialty:
- Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner: Promote holistic health care to members of the adult and older adult population through assessment, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment of chronic health problems.
- Executive leader: Focus on the principles of personnel management, policy development and implementation, budgeting, and the use of information technology.
- Family nurse practitioner, primary care: Promote holistic health care to adults and children in a family systems context through the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic health problems.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Note: At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in this program: Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia. In addition, international students are not eligible to enroll in this program.