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Untitled Document Online Doctor of Nursing Practice   

The CU Denver Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program prepares nurses for the highest level of professional practice. As a CU graduate, you'll be prepared with knowledge and leadership skills needed to improve health and health care by linking clinical practice to theory and evidence. 

What Makes This DNP Program Unique

In the Fall of 2005, CU Denver's College of Nursing became the first school in the Rocky Mountain region to initiate the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. 

This DNP program has approval from the Board of Regents and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE), and is accredited by CCNE. 

This DNP expects that the individual already holds an MS in Nursing in an advanced practice area. 


Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Summary

Upon graduating, you'll be ready for:

  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Clinician-Scholar
  • Developer/Evaluator of Healthcare Programs
  • Healthcare Entrepreneur
  • Care Manager


About the online Doctor of Nursing Practice 

This DNP program is a competency-based curriculum with courses available in a distance accessible format including online and in-class intensives to help maintain your current schedule.

Permanent residence within one of the following 14 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows you to be eligible for in-state tuition through WICHE/WRGP.

Participating states include: AK,AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY. 


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