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.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Massachusetts-Boston is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.2 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- On-campus intensives required twice per semester
- Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN license in state of residence, and advanced practice licensure in state of residence with national certification
- Submit a letter supporting clinical expertise for at least one year's experience in Advanced Practice Role as a nurse practitioner (APRN), certified nurse midwife (CNM), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), or nurse anesthetist (CRNA) or significant clinical and leadership experience