BSN to DNP Program


Doctor of Nursing Practice student

Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in our online BSN to DNP program.

BSN to DNP In Just 3 Years

A Registered Nurse (RN) with a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) who is interested in a career as a family nurse practitioner can apply for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Nebraska Methodist College.

A nurse in the DNP program is prepared with the knowledge, skills and clinical experiences necessary to practice collaboratively within a healthcare system in both urban and rural settings.

The BSN to DNP program requires a nurse to complete a total of 75 credit hours. Of this, 57 credit hours can be obtained via synchronous and asynchronous online learning and 18 credit hours (1,080 contact hours) are devoted to clinical practice. Clinical practice requirements are completed in a preceptor experience.

A full-time student in the DNP program can graduate in three years; a part-time student can finish in four-to-five years.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum integrates scientific knowledge, nursing practice, and concepts.
  • Program concludes with the nurse completing an evidence-based capstone project centered on the application and assessment of a healthcare topic in a community or patient practice.
  • Our faculty bring broad experiences in advanced clinical practice, leadership and education.
  • Graduates will be well equipped to develop, implement, assess and advance new practice approaches for healthcare delivery.
  • Graduates will also be eligible to sit for certification as a family nurse practitioner (FNP).

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the common questions about the DNP program at Nebraska Methodist College.

Professional Organizations


The BSN and MSN degrees in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, Phone: 202-887-6791.

The Nebraska Methodist College DNP program is designed to meet the recommendations of the American Association of Nursing (AACN) as defined within the The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP Essentials - AACN, 2006).  The DNP will be eligible for CCNE accreditation after one year of student enrollment in the program.