Program Overview

The online DNP degree program from the University of Colorado Denver provides students with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to improve health and health care by linking clinical practice to theory and evidence, preparing them for the highest level of professional practice. Graduates are equipped to assume leadership roles such as:

  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • ​Clinician-Scholar
  • Developer/Evaluator of Healthcare Programs
  • Healthcare Entrepreneur
  • ​Care Manager

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    • Transcripts
    • A MSN degree
    • Written Essay
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Other items may be required for admission

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of all states, please contact the school for more info before applying.

    School Overview

    Many paths have led to the current University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. CU Anschutz began with the establishment of the CU School of Medicine in 1883 on the Boulder campus. CU Denver originated in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado Boulder and gained its independence in 1973. In 2004, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to combine the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with CU Denver. Today, the consolidated University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus includes two of the four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system. ​

    The CU Denver campus is home to the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Arts & Media
    • College of Architecture and Planning
    • School of Education & Human Development
    • Business School
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    • College of Engineering and Applied Science
    • School of Public Affairs 
    • Graduate School​

    The Anschutz Medical Campus houses the following schools that offer graduate degrees and select bachelor’s degrees:

    • School of Dental M​edicine
    • School of M​edicine
    • College of ​Nursing
    • Skaggs Schoo​l of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Colorado School of P​ublic Health

    CU Online offers programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates, earned completely online.

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