Post-Master’s DNP: Nurse Practitioner

Program Contact: Laima Karosas 203-582-5366

The Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner DNP program is open only to graduates of the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing Adult-Gerontology (AGNP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. Students who have completed the AGNP or FNP MSN program may continue seamlessly into the DNP within two years of MSN graduation. Newly graduated nurse practitioners may begin to practice and continue on for their DNP without having to reapply. The curriculum is online and follows the standards set by the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. It provides 480 hours of fieldwork, which includes the DNP project and either a leadership or care of populations focus. This program is geared toward enhancing the practice of novice nurse practitioners and, therefore, students work closely with their advisers to choose courses supportive of their practice needs.