Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN DNP)

Earn a post-master's DNP, the highest possible degree in professional nursing practice. The DNP curriculum emphasizes core leadership courses in public policy advocacy, improving organizational effectiveness, health informatics and financial and business management; and, scientific inquiry based on translational science and evidence-based practice, population health and advanced specialty clinical practice. This program is designed for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing. Post MSN nurses can choose from leadership tracks in Advanced Practice Leadership (APL), and Executive Administrative Management (EAM). Part-time and full-time study options are available. For post-baccalaureate nurses, we offer a BSN to DNP degree program.

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  • MSN from a nationally accredited school of nursing (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE)
  • RN licensure in Texas or compact state license
  • 3.0 minimum GPA from last 60 hours of college coursework
  • Three professional references

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