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MS-DNP Program

BS-DNP Program

The BS-DNP program appeals to baccalaure​​​​ate-prepared nurses who are interested in earning a master's degree and practice doctorate in one continuous program. DNP graduates will be prepared as advanced practice leaders, who will design models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage health care needs of populations, and use technology and information to transform health care systems.

Looking for a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Nursing Practice? Visit the DNP/MPH dual degree page.​

Available Specialty Programs

Students select from 10 different specialties, five of which include an interdisciplinary urban underserved (CU-UNITE) track. Past coursework to be applied toward the degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The specific courses required for each specialty option are on the specialty pages.


Expected DNP Program Outcomes

  1. Lead interdisciplinary teams to improve the quality and safety of health care delivery strategies.
  2. Formulate scientifically based, ethical, caring and culturally sensitive health care delivery strategies that meet current and future health care delivery system needs.
  3. Integrate patient care technologies to evaluate complex health care questions in specific practice settings, populations or systems.
  4. Integrate theoretical frameworks to guide the development and evaluation of health care delivery strategies.
  5. Implement evidence and evaluate outcomes for the improvement of health in specific practice settings, populations or systems throughout Colorado and beyond.
  6. Act as a health care policy advocate in Colorado and beyond.