Doctor of Nursing Practice: Post-BSN Pathway

The BSN to DNP pathway offers a course for nurses with a BSN or generalist MSN degree to achieve the highest level of nursing practice, and all the personal, financial and professional benefits a doctoral degree confers.


  • Students meet in person just 1x/month, with the balance of learning completed online
  • Full- and part-time programs available
  • More than 1,000 DNP practicum hours
  • A path for BSN graduates to complete MSN coursework and progress seamlessly to a DNP
  • 2 + 2 years for the standard plan of study, or a 3-year accelerated plan with approval from the program director
  • Application deadline: December 1 for entry the following fall

Who should apply?

The post-baccalaureate pathway is designed for nurses seeking educational preparation for national specialty certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and to progress seamlessly to earn the DNP degree.