MSN to DNP Program


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Earn the highest degree for nurses with our MSN to DNP online program.

Pursue Your Passion To Be A Family Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Nebraska Methodist College allows a registered nurse (RN) who already has earned a graduate nursing degree or licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to pursue a practice-focused doctorate.

The DNP program prepares a nurse as a leader who is well equipped to integrate the sciences with nursing practice to develop, apply and assess healthcare delivery with evidence-based practice.

A graduate attains the level of knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care to individuals in rural and urban communities. A nurse who graduates with the Doctor of Nursing Practice from Nebraska Methodist College will have the earned the highest practice-oriented degree for nursing.

The number of credit hours of the program and clinical hours will be determined on a case-by-case basis for students transferring in prior graduate credits. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Nebraska Methodist College for the DNP degree to be awarded.

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 are actively engaged in research and 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 the licensing examination to be registered as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Professional Organizations


CCNA accreditedThe 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.