Post-BS (DNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice

For RNs with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing

Program Overview

The Post-BS DNP (for RNs) program is a two and a half year program that prepares registered nurses as APRNs within a specialty area. Students learn to evaluate the health status of individuals and families, build interdependent relationships through the healthcare system, participate in and make use of research, and analyze issues that influence and contribute to the development of nursing.

The specialties offered in the Post-BS DNP (for RNs) program are:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
    • Note: One year of RN experience is required for this specialty, experience in a critical care setting is preferred.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Nurse Midwifery Program
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

*One year of RN experience required, Critical Care experience preferred.

To learn more about the program, please visit the DNP program page.


Tuition and Fees

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing 
  • Licensure Requirements:
    • New York State RN licensure or eligibility
  • GPA: We do not have a minimum GPA for admission into the program

For our general application requirements, please visit our Application Requirements page.


Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must complete prerequisite coursework from an accredited college or university. Prerequisite courses are required to be completed by the start term of the program, not by the application deadline. It is required that completed courses have a grade of a B or better.

  • Statistics (completed within five years of the start term of the program)
  • Health/Physical Assessment

For more detailed information regarding prerequisite courses, please visit our Program Prerequisite Courses page.


International Applicants

We currently do not admit international applicants into the Post-BS DNP program. International applicants are welcome to apply to the PhD program.