Dr. John C. Kirchgessner, Chair

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a rigorous advanced-practice clinical doctorate that reflects the evolution and development of professional nursing. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is conceived with two entrance points and provides both full- and part-time options for study. The post-master’s entry point is 33 credit hours and can be completed in six semesters, full-time. The post-baccalaureate entry point is a three-year full-time program. Students seeking post-master's admission to the DNP program, who hold a master’s degree in nursing, must have advanced practice specialization as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or certified nurse midwife. Students seeking post-baccalaureate admission will be prepared as either a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist as part of their program.

The Wegmans School of Nursing DNP program is registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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