Metropolitan State University offers a DNP program with entry at one of three levels depending upon previous nursing preparation.
- The BSN to DNP option is for nurses who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and would like to be prepared for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) role of Family Nurse Practitioner.
- The Post-Entry Level Master's option is for nurses who have earned an entry-level master's degree in nursing and who would like to be prepared for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) role of Family Nurse Practitioner.
- The post-ELMSN DNP entry option has been designed for graduates from Metropolitan State’s ELMSN program. Applicants from other entry-level graduate nursing programs must petition for transcript evaluation. Faculty will recommend an individualized plan of study based upon this review.
- The Post-Master's option is for individuals already holding a master's degree in an advanced nursing practice specialty. This option is under development and is not available for admission in 2014.
Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The doctoral program at Metropolitan State University is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Brian K. Goodroad, DNP, ANP-BC
BSN to DNP Program Coordinator
School of Nursing