The University of Colorado College of Nursing provides a high-quality, practical and fully online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through CU Online. By choosing the right pathway for you based on your work experience, career goals and previously completed degrees, you can advance to the highest levels of the nursing field through our DNP program.
We offer five distinct pathways for our students, which are designed to meet the academic needs of as many different types of nursing students as possible. These five options are:
- BS to DNP Program
- Post-Graduate DNP Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (DNP-APRN)
- DNP-PHN Program
- DNP/MPH Dual Degree Program
- Post-Graduate DNP Health Systems Leadership Program
The College of Nursing DNP is a clinical practice-oriented leadership curriculum that focuses on evidence-based practice and on research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and system management. Thanks to the digital campus offered by CU Online’s technological support and innovation, you are able to take all of your classes online, with minimal days on campus for your project.
When you apply to the DNP program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, you are choosing to enroll in a high-quality program that is routinely ranked as one of the top DNP programs in the United States by US News & World Report. US News also ranked us as #4 Best Online Graduate Nursing program in the nation in 2018 and 2019!
We are a fully accredited program through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and our graduates typically go on to successful careers such as: clinical nurse educator, clinician-scholar, developer/evaluator of health care programs, health care entrepreneur/executive and clinical administrator. When we launched our program in 2005, we provided the only DNP in the Rocky Mountain region. We continue to be both innovative and practical, offering you excellent coursework, great faculty mentors, the flexibility of an online program and the opportunity to complete a real-world project that can be implemented in your own practice.