Elevate your career and expand your knowledge base with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the UWM College of Nursing.
The highest possible degree in advanced practice, the DNP, instills in graduates the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to strengthen healthcare delivery, patient outcomes and system management. DNP graduates are skilled practitioners who use their grounding in the discipline of nursing and evidence-based practice to conduct inquiry to further clinical, policy, education, and healthcare delivery needs in a variety of settings.
This 64-credit program is the highest achievement in clinical nursing practice. Four highly specialized tracks offer students their choice of intensive, focused degree options that prepare graduates for employment in competitive clinical and nonclinical nursing careers.
Discover more about the program opportunity and find a full course plan in our Forms & Material section.
January 1 for Fall start
September 1 for Spring start
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from a professionally accredited program with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (4.00 scale) to be considered for admission.
Applicants must have completed (within 5 years), or be in the process of completing an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of B or better prior to the start of the program. See listing of approved courses.
To be considered for admission, all nursing applicants must apply through the Graduate School and submit listed materials for the College of Nursing.
Complete online Graduate School Application (including a nonrefundable application fee). Submit official transcripts from all and any school attended directly to the Graduate School.
Applicants applying for the Spring 2015 semester can submit their required nursing materials through NursingCAS OR can choose to submit required materials directly to the Senior Advisor. Applicants applying for terms beyond the Spring 2015 semester are required to apply and submit all materials through NursingCAS.
Submit online through NursingCAS: Complete College of Nursing application using the online NursingCAS system by AACN. A completed application must include the required materials listed below. Forms such as the checklist and recommendation form can be accessed online, through NursingCAS.
Submit hard copy materials directly to the Senior Advisor (mailing address listed): If you choose not to select NursingCAS to submit your materials, you may send your materials directly to the College of Nursing Student Affairs/Senior Advisor. This option will be available only for Spring 2015 applicants. After the Spring 2015 admission cycle all applicants will be required to submit application materials through NursingCAS.
Required materials for the College of Nursing
For application questions and inquiries please contact Jennifer Daood, Student Affairs Graduate Advisor.
College of Nursing
Cunningham Hall 135
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201