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Post-Master’s DNP

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If you found your passion with your master's degree, dig into it a little deeper with a DNP.

Nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing in any of the 12 focus areas that are offered by the UIC College of Nursing or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) may apply for a post-master’s DNP. The program will include didactic coursework as well as a DNP project and practicum experience. The DNP practicum, combined with clinical hours earned in the master’s degree, will bring each student to the 1,000 clinical hours required to earn a DNP. All students applying to this program must submit verification of post-baccalaureate clinical hours, and APRNs must also submit proof of their advanced practice certification, prior to initial course enrollment.

  • The Post-Masters DNP program is fully online and does not meet F-1/J-1 student visa requirements. Students in other visa categories should check regulations for their specific visa type before applying.
Spring 2025 start term is now available for students interested in the post-master’s DNP program (no specialty option). The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2024. [NOTE: A master’s degree in nursing is required for entry to the post-master’s DNP program]

Melissa Carlucci, DNP, ACNP-BC Heading link

Director, DNP Program

845 S. Damen Ave., (MC 802), Chicago, IL 60612

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