We have students and alumni all over the U.S. and in at least three foreign countries. This program will help you develop the advanced practice knowledge and skills you need to manage patients as well as lead health care systems, evaluate and apply research and other forms of evidence, enhance and evaluate clinical outcomes, and help facilitate progress toward more effective and sustainable health care. The DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Choose one of the following concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Public Health Nurse Leader (PHNL), Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). If you already are a certified advanced practice nurse with a MSN, choose our all online DNP Completion program, requiring a minimum of 36 semester credits and a plan of study designed individually by portfolio review.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Massachusetts-Amherst is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Current unencumbered RN license
- Must be an Advanced Practice Nurses who are currently certified as: FNP, AGPCNP, AGACNP, ANP, PNP, GNP, ACNP, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, or CNS
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