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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.

BSN to DNP

Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care 3-year 4-year
Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care 3-year  4-year 
Family Nurse Practitioner 3-year  4-year 
Health Systems 4-year  5-year 
Nurse Anesthetist 3-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 
Dual Certification: Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Gerontology - Primary Care Nurse Practitioner    
Dual Certification: Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner     
Dual Certification: Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric - Primary Care Nurse Practitioner     
Dual Certification:  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care     
Dual Certification:  Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care and Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care     

 

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/Gero Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (Post MSN/NP)
Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (Post MSN/NP)
Family Nurse Practitioner (Post MSN/NP)
Health Systems
Health Systems (for applicants with a non-Health Systems Masters degree)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (Post MSN/NP)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (Post MSN/NP)
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post MSN/NP)

Post-APRN to DNP
For MSN/APRNs that want to obtain a DNP

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 2-year 3-year

Post-Graduate Certificate Programs
Click here for additional information about our Post-Graduate Certificate programs