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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs




The U.S. News and World Report 2017 Rankings of Top Nursing Programs are out, and our Health Care Informatics Programs has ranked #21.

The College of Nursing’s doctor of nursing practice (DNP) is a clinical practice-oriented leadership curriculum that focuses on evidence-based practice and on research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and system management.

All classes have an online component; some classes require a one- to two-day intensive session on campus. There are no more than three intensives on campus per academic year.

The DNP prepares nurses to assume such roles as:

  • clinical nurse educator
  • clinician-scholar
  • developer/evaluator of health care programs
  • health care entrepreneur/executive
  • clinical administrator
Program Overview 

Program Overview

The DNP is a clinical practice-oriented leadership curriculum that focuses on evidence-based practice and on research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and system management.

Admissions 

Admissions

The DNP program is open to applicants with either a BS or MS in nursing. Review the admissions procedures for each pathway.

Requirements

How to Apply

DNP/MPH 

DNP/MPH Dual Degree and DNP-PHN

Learn about our new dual-degree program, or check out the doctor of nursing practice with a focus in public health nursing option.

DNP/MPH Dual Degree

DNP-PHN Focus

Tuition & Funding 

Tuition & Funding

View costs of attending the University of Colorado and explore ways to help fund your education.

Tuition & Fees

Scholarships

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NEXus 

Nursing Education Xchange Program (NEXus)

NEXus is a distance-accessible academic collaborative of select Western Institute of Nursing doctoral institutions that facilitates enrollment in doctoral courses that are not available on your home campus.

Information Sessions  

Information Sessions

Sign up for an information session to learn more about the programs offered by the College of Nursing.

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