Go from a MSN to a DNP
- This program admits a cohort once per year, starting Spring Semester.
- All MSN to DNP program applicants must be an active, licensed Registered Nurse, have a Master's Degree in Nursing, and be nationally certified as an advanced practice nurse in their specialization.
- The 29-credit hour curriculum is fully online and can be completed in 2-3 years. There is no clinical component in the residency courses.
- Throughout the program, students will interact with faculty regularly through online course experiences.
Learn more about course requirements in the Graduate School Catalog:
*Based on AY 20-21. Additional college fees may apply, tuition rates subject to change.
This program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Some of the most in-demand positions for DNP graduates include:
- Advanced Practice Nurse
- Nurse Educator
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Chief Nursing Officer
- Health Care Systems Leader
In addition to the chance to earn a higher salary, completing your DNP will open up many opportunities that you didn't have available to you before. You’ll be in a better position to conduct quality improvement, provide evidence-based nursing practice, obtain leadership roles, and educate patients and the public on health care issues.
Application and Admissions Requirements
Priority will be given to applications received by October 15th. Other applications will be reviewed for a specified time as space allows.
This program starts once per year, in January.
Please view admission materials on the link provided below.
All WSU Graduate School applications must be completed online. Once you have created an account and have selected your choice of study, you will be prompted to provide required application material.
Find out more information about steps on how to apply to WSU Graduate School: