Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Best Grad Schools, US News, Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice 2020The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program prepares graduates for the highest level of advanced nursing practice based on a distinct model of doctoral nursing education that culminates in the terminal degree. The USD School of Nursing and Health Science offers both the MSN-DNP and the BSN-DNP programs.

BSN to DNP Program

MSN to DNP Program

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Tanya D. Stevenson-Gaines, DNP, PMHNP

"I enrolled in the University of San Diego Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the end of completing a 26-year active duty Navy Nursing Career. The scientific, technological, and leadership education that I received in classroom, simulation, and clinical settings prepared me to graduate with a solid foundation. I was continuously provided with academic challenge, support, and encouragement. I am grateful for the noteworthy instruction that I received from faculty with expertise in patient care across the life span. That mentorship helped to make my professional destiny a reality!" - Tanya Stevenson-Gaines, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC