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    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, DNP (Post Masters)


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The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal degree in advanced nursing practice. The post-master’s DNP program at Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences enrolls master’s prepared Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who have obtained national certification. The degree prepares advanced practice nurses for the highest level of nursing practice and leadership in a variety of health care settings.

 Admission Requirements

  • Active RN license in State of Practice
  • Master of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited (CCNE/ACEN) program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and Graduate GPA of 3.3
  • National Certification as NP or CNS
  • Submission of all required application materials by posted deadlines

State Authorization

Notice to admitted students: Students are admitted to our program as a resident of the particular state in which they resided at the time of application. If the student plans to move to a different state while in our program, or do any practicum hours in a different state, it is their responsibility to check our List of Approved States to make sure that they may continue in our program after moving to that state. No coursework or clinical/practicum hours can be done in any states except those listed on the authroized states list.  This includes military and travel nurses.

For more information, visit the UCCS State Authorization website.

Disclosure: Professional licensure requirements vary by profession and by state. The University of Colorado has not determined whether a course, program, certificate, or degree meets requirements for professional licensure outside of Colorado. Prior to enrolling, online and distance students are strongly advised to check with the appropriate licensing board in their current or intended state of residence to ensure the online course, program, certificate, or degree will meet that state’s requirements. Contact information for your state’s Board of Nursing is at their website.  

Prerequisite Courses


In addition to a MSN degree and National Certification as APN, applicants must have the following courses or equivalents for admission. Prerequisite graduate courses in nursing theory, research and policy are indicated only if MSN programs were in deficit of this core course.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Advanced Level Course Curriculum: Post-Master’s


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