The next cohort of DNP students will be accepted for a start date in Summer 2019.
Reach the pinnacle of nursing.
Demand for quality health care is ballooning, and providers everywhere are seeking highly educated, well-trained nurse practitioners to meet the need. The standard for preparing those nurse practitioners is the DNP. If you're already a certified nurse practitioner, our post-master's DNP program is designed to take you to the next level in just two years!
A tradition of nursing excellence.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at Briar Cliff University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
In fact, we are the first and only accredited doctoral level nursing program in Northwest Iowa. From our founding as a women's college in 1930 to the evolution of our highly sought online and graduate nursing degrees, at Briar Cliff University we've been educating the region's most committed nurses for generations.
How does the program work?
- Convenient and flexible online classes. Our program offers courses in a convenient, online format using our cutting-edge online learning platform.
- Practicum with impact. We require 480 practicum hours from our DNP students because we know that it'll make a difference in your learning experience. Our practicums focus on elements of the DNP role such as leadership, cultural competency, ethics, population health, informatics, finance management, and evidence-based practice.
- Caring, veteran faculty members. Our instructors have decades of teaching and professional experience, and they’ll be with you at every step — never more than an email, phone call or chat away.
To complete online programs at Briar Cliff, you will need a computer with a microphone, web camera, and stable internet connection.
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