What is U2G: an undergraduate to graduate program that allows you to graduate with both your Bachelor’s (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in as little as 6 years depending on the subprogram you choose. A DNP subprogram is the specialty area (or population) you want to work with, such as Pediatrics or Adult/Gerontology.

What DNP Subprograms are offered through U2G?

Benefits of U2G:

  • Earn your graduate degree faster
  • Save money on tuition with accelerated learning
  • Increase your employment opportunities

Who Can Apply

  • Students with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) applying to our RN-BSN program
  • Must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Must have (or will have) all prerequisites completed for the RN-BSN program


APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 (fall start) and October 15 (spring start) 

Complete the Graduate College application.  Note you are applying to the DNP program; please do not specify a subprogram yet. You do not need to submit any further documentation to Graduate Admissions.

Once your application has been submitted:

  • Send the goal statement to the Nursing Graduate Program.
  • Send the name and contact information for your reference to the Nursing Graduate Program. A reference form will be sent to them to complete and return to the Nursing Graduate Programs Office. Note your reference should be either a faculty member or nursing supervisor.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Jen Clougherty

Cheri Doggett