Doctorate of Nursing Practice

This program allows post-master's students to pursue a higher level of nursing leadership, increase their marketability, and maximize their potential for career growth. It can be completed within 18 months in full-time attendance, with twelve courses offered in a flexible hybrid format that blends online and classroom education. These classes are taken year-round in eight-week blocks, which students can take as full or part time enrollment. 

There are two possible tracks for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Alverno:

Benefits of the Alverno DNP

  • One of the state’s premier nursing programs built on the college’s tradition of ensuring student success at all levels
  • Access to the expertise and resources you need to take your leadership skills to the next level
  • A vibrant network to keep you connected throughout your nursing career

Where will your DNP take you?

Nurses with a DNP will be prepared to assume leadership roles in complex clinical environments, lead the development of health care policy, translate research into practice, and serve as expert clinicians in health care. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported substantial growth in DNP programs between 2006-13 to meet the needs of the demanding and ever-changing health care system of tomorrow.