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Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Upstate Medical University

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
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  • Degree Level
    Doctor of Nursing Practice
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Earn your doctor of nursing practice degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The part-time Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is specifically for the post-master’s Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). The DNP program prepares nurse experts to the highest level of advanced practice expanding the APRN role in leadership, health policy and advocacy, Interprofessional practice, and information technology. The expanded clinical role provides the DNP skills to translate and generate evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice that promotes safe, effective and equitable patient care.

The program is 40 semester credit hours and is online. There are also 525 clinical hours. The degree can be completed in two and a half years of part-time study with five semesters of 6-7 credits per semester and two summer semesters of 3 credits each.

  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning

  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Learn by doing
    Participate in field experiences such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
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How do I apply?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
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