Post-BS (DNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice

For APRNs with a Master's Degree

Program Overview

The Post-BS DNP (for APRNs) program is a two year program that prepares nurse clinicians or advanced practice nurses as comprehensive care practitioners who provide fully accountable and continuous care to patients across settings and during transitions.

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

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Nurse Midwifery Program
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

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


Tuition and Fees

Admission Criteria

  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Licensure and Certification Requirements:
    • New York State RN licensure or eligibility
    • New York State Nurse Practitioner licensure or eligibility
    • Advanced Practice Certification or eligibility
  • Practical Experience in the field as an APRN is considered as part of the application review
  • Case Study: A case study is required that represents the applicant's level of clinical expertise in the provision of care
  • 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
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Graduate Pharmacology
  • Health Policy

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.