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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs


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

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