Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

40-Credit DNP Program

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DNP Bridge

  • The 40-credit program, which is completed through precepted clinical settings, provides a flexible, executive-education Format in which the theoretical content of each course is taught. DNP immersion weekend is onsite, includes orientation and course instruction. The final week of the DNP program is on site with DNP Project Presentations. Coursework is in 3 sessions (Fridays- 3 hours. on line synchronous). Followed by 12 hours on line asynchronous to be completed independently. The didactic portion will be taught using both a Face-to-Face and web-enhanced pedagogical approaches For student/Faculty collaboration, Faculty presentations, and clarification of theoretical content. All clinical courses are offered as immersion practicum experiences, conducted in Faculty approved, in-person, precepted clinical settings. Students are admitted to this program as a cohort in Spring and Fall.  
  • The CCNE visitation for accreditation is being planned for the earliest time allowed, initial CCNE program accreditations are for 5 years. MMDSON for the Master's ELM and Nurse Practitioner Program has CCNE Accreditation for ten years from 2017 to 2027. The DNP Program is an add-on Program for Advanced Practice Nurses (both Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists). The CCNE request for accreditation will occur in the 4th semester, one year after the DNP Program begins.  
  • If you have any questions about the admission requirements and process, please reach to Admission at

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Juana Ferrerosa  Juana Ferrerosa, PhD, MSN, PHN, RN
 Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program



 Tavonia Ekwegh

 Tavonia Ekwegh, DNP, MPH, APRN, PHN
 Assistant Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program