THE ONLINE MSN TO DNP PROGRAMTHE ONLINE MSN TO DNP PROGRAMTHE ONLINE MSN TO DNP PROGRAM
FROM UNC SCHOOL OF NURSINGFROM UNC SCHOOL OF NURSINGFROM UNC SCHOOL OF NURSING
Influence Change in Health Care at the Highest Level
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
The online DNP program prepares nurses to reach the highest level of professional nursing practice, and emerge as leaders who are capable of transforming health care systems. Students graduate ready to assume executive roles that support clinical practice in areas such as administration, organizational leadership and health policy.
The online MSN to DNP program blends core courses with experiential learning opportunities. Students explore the role of economics, finance, public policy, organizational leadership, systems change and advocacy in health care. They graduate ready to enact impactful change and facilitate high-quality care as leaders in the field.
During the online MSN to DNP program, students complete:
Approximately 500 residency hours
An on-campus immersion each semester, or as scheduled
Asynchronous coursework for student convenience
An evidence-based practice DNP project
ADMISSIONS: MSN TO DNP
Admission to UNC Nursing remains selective to ensure high-quality educational experiences and program outcomes. Each application undergoes a holistic assessment. Note that meeting the minimum requirements below does not ensure admission into the program.
License to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina
Master’s of science in nursing required, with a GPA of at least 3.25
The online format allows you to complete asynchronous and synchronous coursework throughout the program. You also benefit from hands-on experience during residency hours and in-person immersions, and you will assert your expertise through a DNP final project.
Additional Online Offerings From UNC-Chapel Hill
In addition to MSN to DNP programs, UNC-Chapel Hill offers the following online education options in nursing: