DNP - Plans of Study
Plans of study are subject to adjustment based upon enrollment and collegiate resources.
Iowa's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a clinical doctorate which prepares nurses for leadership roles in an advanced clinical specialty with immersion in public policy and advocacy, specialty systems, change theory, economics and finance.
|Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner||3-year||4-year|
|Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner||3-year||4-year|
|Family Nurse Practitioner||3-year||4-year|
|Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care||3-year||4-year|
|Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care||3-year||4-year|
|Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner||3-year||4-year|
MSN to DNP
Students entering the program with a master's degree must complete a minimum of 72 semester hours following the bachelor's degree. Some coursework from master's program may be counted toward degree.
|Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Post MSN/NP)||2-year||3-year|
|Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Post MSN/NP)||2-year||3-year|
|Family Nurse Practitioner (Post MSN/NP)||2-year||3-year|
|Health Systems (for applicants with a non-Health Systems Masters degree)|
|Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (Post MSN/NP)||2-year||3-year|
|Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (Post MSN/NP)||2-year||3-year|
|Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post MSN/NP)||2-year||3-year|
Post-APRN to DNP
For MSN/APRNs that want to obtain a DNP
Post-Graduate Certificate Programs
Click here for additional information about our Post-Graduate Certificate programs