The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed for nurses seeking the highest degree in nursing practice. DNP graduates are prepared as scholars to improve outcomes through organizational/systems leadership, quality improvement processes, and translation of evidence into practice.
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing (IFMSN) offers two options for obtaining a degree as a DNP. If you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), consider becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) through the BSN to DNP track. If you already hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and are an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), then the MSN to DNP track is available to you.
Full-time Study for the BSN to DNP track
Applicants who meet the admission requirements of UIW and the DNP program of the IFMSN are admitted into the doctoral program. Full-time students are expected to complete the program in 9 semesters (see curriculum).
Full/Part-time Study for the MSN to DNP track
Applicants who are APRNs and meet the admission requirements of UIW and the DNP program are admitted into the doctoral program. Students who have not met all of the pre-requisites may be admitted provisionally and assigned a deadline within which to complete all pre-requisite courses. Students may pursue either a full-time or part-time plan of study. Full-time students can complete the program in 4 semesters; it is expected that most part-time students will complete the program in 7 semesters.
UIW DNP graduates will:
Dr. Laura Muñoz, Director of DNP Program/MSN-DNP Track Coordinator
Dr. Diana Beckmann-Mendez, BSN-DNP Track Coordinator/FNP Concentration Leader
Dr. Dianne Lavin, PMHNP Concentration Leader