Doctor of Nursing Practice
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from The University of Texas Medical Branch is designed to train nurse practitioners in clinical competencies and equip them with the skills in science, leadership, and inquiry necessary to transform health care. Graduates of the program possess the ability to:

  • ​Integrate nursing science and theory with scientific and theoretical knowledge from other disciplines as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice
  • ​Develop and evaluate culturally appropriate and effective approaches to health care delivery that meet current and future health care needs
  • ​Use information technology and ethical research methods to improve practice and the practice environment
  • ​Demonstrate knowledge of standards and principles for selecting and evaluating information systems, patient care technology, and related ethical, regulatory, and legal issues
  • ​Analyze health care policy and function as an advocate for the nursing profession
  • ​Communicate and collaborate effectively to function as a leader in interprofessional teams
  • ​Analyze epidemiological, biostatistical, occupational, and/or environmental data in the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of clinical prevention and population health
  • ​Demonstrate the foundational practice competencies required for DNP practice

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas Medical Branch is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Required to visit campus once a semester for 2-3 days for on-campus seminars and classes
  • Current (active), valid, unencumbered license