The Elaine Marieb College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, rated as one of the top online DNP programs in the country by Nursing School Hub, prepares advanced practice nurses for increasingly complex evidence-based nursing practice. 

All DNP courses are offered completely online. Students gain experiential learning through clinical internships. The final scholarly requirement, the DNP project, is an opportunity to translate research evidence to a chosen clinical practice setting.

Note: We are unable to accept DNP students residing in AL, MN, NY, OR or WA.  See statement here

For more information about the DNP program, see the Doctor of Nursing Practice information in our Graduate Student Handbook or contact kayotte [at] umass [dot] edu (Karen Ayotte)

Specialization Areas

Post-Baccalaureate role concentrations: 

Post-MS Option:

DNP students may opt to earn an MS in Nursing Science while they are pursuing a doctoral degree.