NMU DNP Students

Doctor of Nursing Practice at NMU

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares graduates to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities. This includes direct care of individual patients, management of care for individuals and populations, administration of nursing systems, and development and implementation of health policy. The program includes post-baccalaureate and post-master's tracks. The population focus for the post-baccalaureate track is families and individuals across the lifespan (Family Nurse Practitioner). Courses are delivered on a part-time basis, using a low-residency model, which includes online coursework with occasional on-campus visits. Clinical practicum hours may be completed in the student’s community with an approved preceptor. 

The DNP curriculum is 72 credit hours for the post-baccalaureate track and 33 credit hours for the post-master's track. The post-baccalaureate curriculum includes 1,000 supervised clinical practice hours. Clinical coursework in the post-master's program is individualized, based upon prior coursework. 

Pictured: DNP students during the fall 2020 semester.

Post-Master's Admission Requirements and Program Curriculum

Post-Baccalaureate Admission Requirements and Program Curriculum

School of Nursing DNP Application Dates

The next post-master's DNP cohort will begin in January 2027; the deadline for applications is October 15, 2026.

The next post-baccalaureate DNP cohort will begin in August 2027; the deadline for applications is April 15, 2027. 

DNP Handbooks

The DNP student handbooks are listed below: