The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Programs

Post-MS DNP Completion

The online Post-MS DNP Completion program prepares established Advanced Practice Nurses to reach the highest level of the nursing profession and to deliver expert care, innovate practice and translate evidence-based care to the clinical setting.

Students who enter this DNP Program option must be Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) who are currently certified as: FNP, AGPCNP, AGACNP, ANP, PNP, GNP, ACNP, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, or CNS.

Sample plans of study may be found in the "Downloads" section below.  

Application Deadline

Priority deadline is October 15 for admission the following summer. Apply online through the UMass Amherst Graduate School.

 

UMASS AMHERST Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Post Masters DNP Completion

Two Year Full-Time Plan of Study

Year 1

SUMMER YEAR 1

  • *N604 Intro to Stats – 3 cr.
  • N725 Leadership of Public Health Systems – 3 cr.
  • ^N605 Scholarly Writing - 3 Cr.

FALL YEAR 1

  • N735 Healthcare Informatics – 3 cr.
  • N742 DNP Project 1: Defining Evidence for Problems and Solutions– 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 1

  • ^N701 Healthcare Quality –3cr.
  • N798U DNP Project II Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Development (112 contact hours) – 2 cr.
  • N540 Epidemiology for Clinicians – 3 cr.

Year 2

SUMMER YEAR 2

  • N651 Nursing Ethics, Health Policy and Politics – 3 cr.
  • N798W: DNP Project III –Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Finalization and Approval – 1 cr. (56 contact hours)

FALL YEAR 2

  • N704 Health Disparities and Social Justice – 3 cr.
  • N840 DNP Project IV: Project Implementation & Monitoring – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)

SPRING YEAR 2

  • N715 Intermediate Biostatistics – 3 cr.
  • N898A DNP Project V: DNP Project Completion, Evaluation and Dissemination- 3 cr. (168 contact hours)

Three Year Part-Time Plan of Study 

Year 1

SUMMER YEAR 1

  • *N604 Intro to Stats – 3 cr.
  • N605 Scholarly Writing – 3 cr.

FALL YEAR 1

  • N735 Healthcare Informatics – 3 cr.
  • N701 Healthcare Quality –3cr.

SPRING YEAR 1

  • N540 Epidemiology for clinicians – 3 cr.

Year 2

SUMMER YEAR 2

  • N651 Nursing Ethics, Health Policy and Politics – 3 cr.
  • N725 Leadership of Public Health Systems – 3 cr.

FALL YEAR 2

  • N704 Health Disparities and Social Justice – 3 cr.
  • N742 DNP Project 1: Defining Evidence for Problems and Solutions– 3 cr.

SPRING YEAR 2

  • N798U DNP Project II Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Development (112 contact hours) – 2 cr.
  • N715 Intermediate Biostatistics – 3 cr.

Year 3

SUMMER YEAR 3

  • N798W: DNP Project III –Practicum: DNP Project Proposal Finalization and Approval – 1 cr. (56 contact hours)

FALL YEAR 3

  • N840 DNP Project IV: Project Implementation & Monitoring – 3 cr. (168 contact hours)

SPRING YEAR 3

  • N898A DNP Project V: DNP Project Completion, Evaluation and Dissemination- 3 cr. (168 contact hours)