Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

MSN to DNP Program

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The MSN-DNP, or Post-MSN program is offered for master’s prepared nurses. There are four pathways for the MSN to DNP program: DNP Advance Practice track; DNP Nursing Informatics and Data Science track; DNP in Health Systems Leadership track; and DNP in Emergency Care for those who are currently FNPs. The program ranges from 34 to 55 units in length depending upon the track selected.

MSN to DNP program is a hybrid program. The program offers the flexibility of distance education coupled with the benefits of face-to-face learning. Students attend on-campus intensives two weekends each semester while completing course work through distance learning.

USD is only accepting applications for enrollment into hybrid DNP program from residents in the California at this time. * Students in the DNP in Emergency Care for Family Nurse Practitioners complete DNPC 610 on campus during the summer session.

If you have any questions about the MSN - DNP program, please contact Cathleen Mumper, Director of Student Services, at (619) 260-4548 or