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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Launching in the fall of 2024, the Miami DNP provides a pathway for the two newly proposed MSN degree tracks to seamlessly progress into a terminal DNP degree. The post master's DNP is designed to build upon prior learning acquired through an MSN program. The focus of Miami’s DNP program is to prepare advanced practice nurses for roles in organizational/systems leadership, and innovative and evidence-based approaches for increasingly complex leadership roles. This program will be completely online with the exception of site-based practicum experiences.

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Program Breakdown

24 Months

Complete in as Little as 6 Semesters

36 Hours

Total Credit Hours


Cost per Credit Hour


Program Delivery

The DNP program requires 35 overall credits. The DNP curriculum includes 24 credits of core courses including role seminars. An additional 12 credits are project courses focused on design, implementation, and evaluation of the practice/change initiative for quality improvement. Projects will use innovative strategy to create and sustain change at the organizational and policy level. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum- Year 1 

Semester Course Credit Hours
Fall  NSG 712 DNP Role Seminar I 3
Fall NSG 702 Evidence-Based Scholarly Practice and Inquiry 3
Winter NSG 706 Organizational/ Systems Outcomes and Quality Management 3
Spring NSG 704 Planning, Managing, and Evaluating Programs/ Projects 3
Spring NSG 722 DNP Project I 4
Summer NSG 708 Health Policy in DNP Practice 3
Summer NSG 710 Finance and Economics in DNP Practice 3


Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum - Year 2 

Semester Course Credit Hours
Fall  NSG 724 DNP Project II 4
Fall NSG 714 DNP Role Seminar II 3
Spring NSG 726 DNP Project III 3
Spring NSG 716 DNP Role Seminar III 4


The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Miami University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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