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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is widely considered the highest practice degree in nursing. At UMSON, the curriculum will provide you an immersive education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership. Our graduates possess clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills that have a direct impact on health care outcomes. The DNP will enable you to remain in direct patient care while providing you with the knowledge and training to be a leader in a fast-changing health care environment. With a DNP from UMSON, you’ll be well equipped to translate advances in scientific research into improved outcomes for your patients.
UMSON has transitioned its Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) specialties from the Master of Science to the DNP, effective fall 2014. Graduates who choose an APRN specialty will be eligible to apply for national certification. UMSON also continues to offer the existing DNP (Post-Master’s) option.
Watch student Joseph Haymore talk about UMSON's DNP program in the video below.
UMSON offers three DNP entry options: Post-BSN to DNP, DNP with Specialties (Post-Master’s), and DNP (Post-Master’s).
This option is designed for nurses who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. If you’re interested in a career as nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist, the DNP can provide you with the skills needed to excel in direct patient care. The program offers concentrations in the following specialties:
This option is designed for nurses who are interested in a career as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist and:
This option is designed for nurses who hold or have held positions such as nurse executives, nurse informatics, nurse educators, community health nurses, clinical nurse specialties, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners. You must also:
All DNP applicants must provide:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579
After graduating from the DNP program, you'll be prepared to:
|Want to know more about UMSON's DNP program? Click here to view the DNP program brochure.|