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Nursing Practice, DNP

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The University of New Mexico College of Nursing recognizes a critical need, at state and national levels, to prepare nurses for the highest level of professional nursing practice. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, earned online, offers an alternative to the traditional research-focused PhD in Nursing and has an emphasis on practice.
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f you're a nurse seeking a terminal-level degree in nursing, consider the Clinical Concentration of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree – an online program through the College of Nursing. DNP-prepared nurses are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers prepared in PhD and other research-focused nursing doctorates. DNP curricula build on traditional master's programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems leadership, among other key areas.This part-time concentration is designed for board-certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and certified clinical nurse specialists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Care Statistics I 
  • Applied Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Applied Clinical Research in Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • The Business and Policy of Practice & Their Influence on the U.S. Health Care System
  • Organizational Systems and Quality Management for Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Principles of Advanced Nursing Management 
  • Leading Organizational Change 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Master's degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife or Clinical Nurse Specialist from a nationally accredited program.
  • Applications must include a 2-3 page scholarly paper that identifies a system or population focus and related health problem area that you intend to address as part of your DNP program.
  • Submission of a two- to three-page scholarly document. Describe an example of a specific health care administration problem that you would like to see changed (preferably your scholarly project idea), or a first-authored publication. This must be written using APA.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    649 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 649 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    649 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 649 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    649 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 649 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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