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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.
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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:
A qualified applicant to the Post-Master’s DNP program is required to have an area of specialty. In 2015, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) re-affirmed their position on the discipline of education, citing that the "discipline of education encompasses an entirely separate body of knowledge and competence (AACN, 2004, p.13) and is not an area of advanced nursing practice."
For an applicant who holds a Master’s in Nursing Education to be considered for the Post-Master’s DNP program (Pm-DNP), he/she would need to declare an area of specialty. This can be fulfilled by:
The student would need to maintain enrollment in the certificate program until completion of the certificate. Graduation from the DNP program and awarding of the degree is dependent upon successful completion of the certificate and the DNP curricula.
All DNP applicants must provide:
This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, due to the amount of online courses.
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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? Read the DNP Program Brochure.|