Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Massachusetts-Boston - College of Nursing & Health Sciences-Graduate
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a 39-credit doctoral program at UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences, open to all applicants holding a Master's degree in Nursing with preparation as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, as well as those holding an MS in Nursing and certified as a nurse midwife or nurse anesthetist.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Degree Level: Doctorate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
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Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Master degree required. 3.2 in master's degree program of study. Resume. 3 letters of recommendation. Goal statement. Evidence of professional certification. Registered nurse license.
The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia (with some exception), and Washington due to regulations in those states.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is becoming New England’s expert in health disparities, health policy, exercise sciences, and oncology care. A leader in combining education innovation with clinical practice, the college is engaged in collaborative partnerships with more than 200 health care and fitness organizations through which students can pursue internships and gain clinical/practical as well as research experiences.
Serving a remarkably diverse student body through its undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral programs, the college is achieving its vision of educating knowledgeable providers of:
- Skilled nursing care
- Building awareness of the benefits of exercise and fitness
- Analyzing and informing health policy and
- Increasing the health and fitness of diverse urban populations
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