Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Massachusetts-Boston

Program Details

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 Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • 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