Doctor of Nursing Practice
Upstate Medical University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Upstate Medical University, specifically designed for the post-master's NP or CNS, prepares nurse experts to the highest level of advanced practice, expanding the APRN role in leadership, health policy and advocacy, interprofessional practice, and information technology. Coursework explores areas such as:

  • Public Health Policy
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • ​Program Development and Grant Writing
  • Organizational Behavior and Systems Leadership
  • ​Evidence Based Practice


  • Master's Degree in Nursing in one of the following clinical areas: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Adult/Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).
  • Overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • APRN must have current National Board Certification in their designated specialty
  • Must have active RN license from state in which clinical hours will be completed
  • One year of practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse is recommended
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Three letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education