Nursing Practice - Doctor of Nursing Practice
The DNP is a doctoral degree for nurses at the highest level of nursing practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has proposed that the DNP degree will be the level of entry for all advanced practice nurses by 2020. Practice-focused doctoral nursing programs prepare leaders for the highest level of practice and is the terminal practice degree. The post-MSN to DNP track is for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN's) who wish to earn the terminal clinical degree in nursing.
For application information, visit the School of Nursing website or contact the Nursing Graduate Advisor for more information about application and admission requirements at (575) 646-7770.
MSN to DNP Track
|NURS 506||Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 530||Promoting Health Behavior||3|
|NURS 565||Advanced Leadership in Healthcare||3-5|
|NURS 567||Nursing Informatics||3|
|NURS 649||Innovations and Health Care Organizations||3|
|NURS 651||Quality Improvement in Healthcare||3|
|NURS 653||Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Practitioners||3|
|NURS 685||Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice||2|
|NURS 686||DNP Project I||2|
|NURS 687||DNP Project II||2|
|NURS 688||DNP Project III||2|
New Mexico State University is a full member of the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements consortium (SARA). Students will need to check the NMSU SARA website before application to determine if NMSU has a reciprocity agreement with their home state before application is made.