Post-M.S. to D.N.P.

Two-year full-time or three-year part-time online program

The D.N.P. prepares graduates to use outcomes to evaluate practice initiatives, use evidence-based practice to implement change, lead advanced decision-making and strategies to influence health policies and facilitate interprofessional collaboration in health care systems. Graduates earn a D.N.P. in nursing. This program is an option for master's-prepared nurses.

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Program Details

In the M.S. to D.N.P. program, your coursework will focus on evaluating care delivery models, implementing and sustaining quality improvement initiatives and developing systems thinking and accountability in designing, delivering and evaluating evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes. You will develop advanced leadership skills to prepare you for roles as a nurse practitioner, administrator or educator.

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Use the following links to understand what your attendance costs will be and how aid and scholarships can help make your degree affordable.

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Guaranteed Admission

Students who graduate with the minimum of a bachelor’s degree from the VCU School of Nursing are guaranteed admission to any VCU nursing graduate program provided they meet the requirements for admission and there is program space availability. Contact for more info.