RNs with a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) are eligible to apply to the program. However, RNs with other types of master’s degrees will be evaluated for admission eligibility on a case-by-case basis. A GRE score (Graduate Record Examination) is not an admission requirement.
The DNP program is run based on cohort availability; there are two semesters of entry, Fall and Spring, each having full and part-time options. Applicants are encouraged to apply at any time. As cohorts are opened, we will publish application deadline dates. Only applicants who have submitted all required documentation will be invited to interview.
Courses are completed each semester in a hybrid format, consisting primarily of online instruction, with three to four weekends on campus per semester. The Fall Semester starts in August, the Spring Semester starts in January and the Summer Session starts in May. Each fall and spring semester is 15 weeks in duration and the university’s two summer sessions are combined into a single semester of 10 weeks.
To meet the degree requirements, students must successfully complete all didactic course work, a two-semester capstone project, a minimum of 560 clinical hours (assumes 440 clinical hours post-baccalaureate or by portfolio review), and must pass a comprehensive examination in the final semester. A dissertation is not required.
The goals of the program are to prepare nursing leaders able to:
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.