Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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Launching in the fall of 2024, the Miami DNP provides a pathway for the three newly proposed MSN degree tracks to seamlessly progress into a terminal DNP degree. The 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.

The DNP program requires 35-38 overall credits. The DNP curriculum includes 18 credits of core courses including role seminars. An additional five credits are practicum courses, focused on comprehensive, systematic assessment of complex organizational environments with a focus on quality improvement and quality outcomes. Nine credits will be DNP Project courses, focusing on a Practice change initiative. Students will design, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement strategy to create and sustain change at the organizational and policy level. Three to six credit hours will remain for elective courses focused on a specialty area or additional clinical hours. 


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will seek accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Following CCNE’s accreditation process, the program is anticipated to have full approval applied to the first graduating class. DNP full accreditation in Fall 2025.

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