DNP Final Application Deadline Extended – May 17, 2024!

The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing is answering the demand for a doctoral level degree for advanced nursing practice with our new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Our program is designed for MS prepared nurses, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and other Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who are seeking the highest level of proficiency in the nursing discipline.


The UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post-Master’s Program is a two-year online and hybrid commitment. This means students will participate online in asynchronous and synchronous sessions with the professors and cohort.

We recognize that our students are working professionals. Our programs requires our students to attend only one highly focused on-campus session each quarter. Attendance of the Prologue, Intersession, and Epilogue portions of the program is mandatory.

The DNP Post-Master’s program curriculum is designed to create leaders, with education in organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement research and analytical methods for evidence-based practice, education, policy, and population health.

Students will develop their abilities throughout the program, which includes 510 hours of clinical practicum.

Their knowledge will be applied in the DNP Scholarly Project, a capstone project of original work that establishes the student as a clinical scholar.

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