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DNP - Plans of Study

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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.

Advanced Practice Nursing Plans of Study

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. 

Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

For students interested in a second APRN certification and already hold a DNP.  Certification is available on a limited basis.