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DNP Program


Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Taking the steps toward becoming a Doctor of Nursing Practice helps propel you to your highest potential. The University of Mississippi School of Nursing is here to take that step with you.

Whether you are a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, nurse administrator or staff development professional, the DNP program at UMMC is the right choice for you. The DNP program is also the perfect choice for nurses with a background in public or community health. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program's emphasis is on health care delivery - and the health care delivery system as a whole - as well as the clinical populations served. The DNP degree will advance your application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care to diverse populations.

One degree, multiple entry points

  • Post-baccalaureate- The BSN-DNP option is designed to help baccalaureate-prepared RNs achieve the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree seamlessly and expeditiously. This entry point is the right choice for RNs seeking professional advancement and growth by bypassing the master's degree and instead obtaining a DNP. This post-baccalaureate entry point also gives students five areas of emphasis from which to choose: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing and Health Care Administrator, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Post-master's - If you are an advanced practice nurse or administrator with a master's degree in nursing, and you wish to obtain the highest level of professional and educational advancement, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing is the right choice for you. A practiced-focused doctoral program, the DNP program prepares experts in specialized advanced nursing practice. The DNP program focuses heavily on practice that is innovative and evidence based, reflecting the application of credible research findings.