Application Deadline:
February 15, 2018

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Post Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice
(MSN to DNP)

Program Highlights

  • Six semesters in length.
  • Post masters DNP students can complete in 2 years, taking 2 courses at a time.
  • Courses offered online 
  • Required on campus meetings: summer orientation day, project proposal and final scholarly report days
  • Culminates with a practice based project in the student’s area of interest.
  • Part time 3 year option available

Innovate and transform

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post Masters is a practice-focused doctorate designed for expert advanced practice nurses and nurse executives. The program develops advanced practice nurses and nurse executives committed to scholarly evidence based practice, innovation, testing of care delivery models, and evaluation of health outcomes for the good of all members of society.

The curriculum culminates in a capstone experience that focuses on a clinical project related to the student's area of interest and expertise.

For entry level Nurse Anesthesia Students only:  

The program holds a 10 year accreditation from The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

222 S. Prospect Avenue  Park Ridge, Ill. 60068-4001
Phone: (847-655-1160)
Website address:

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in May of 2022. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in May of 2019. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at 614-566-8879 (Tina Hugley, Program Coordinator).  Applications for this first cohort of entry level DNP students will be received by September 1st, 2018 with subsequent applicant interviews in October of 2018.



Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Admission Criteria: Post-Master’s DNP Program

  • Application Process

  • Curriculum Objectives

  • Sample Course Grid

  • DNP FAQs

  • DNP project examples

  • Application Deadline