Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) — it's the pinnacle of the nursing profession. And you don't have to leave Siouxland to reach it!
GO FROM BSN TO DNP
Demand for quality health care is ballooning, and providers everywhere seek highly educated, well-trained nurse practitioners to meet the need. The standard for training those nurse practitioners is the DNP. If you're already a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, our DNP program is designed to take you to the next level in just 4½ years.
CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM TRACK
Family Nurse Practitioner: Prepare yourself to serve as a general primary health care provider, much like a family doctor. View curriculum →
Adult/Gerontology Practitioner: Learn to serve primary health care in multiple settings, particularly while caring for an aging population. View curriculum →
A HYBRID PROGRAM
Our hybrid DNP program offers a mixture of online and on-site classes. It is a collaboration between the Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff and the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University. You'll complete 65 credits through Briar Cliff and 18 credits through SDSU's campus in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Hybrid (online &
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Credit Hours: 83
Clinical/Lab Hours: 1,100