Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Plan

The Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is for advanced practice RNs, with a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program, interested in pursuing a doctorate degree to advance their career and leadership opportunities. Have colleagues look to you for management and leadership, make a difference in the health of vulnerable and underserved populations, or teach tomorrow’s nurses as faculty.

You can complete the all-online program at a full- or part-time pace while maintaining your employment.

Your clinical hours are project hours at the site where the quality improvement project will be implemented. Use the connections you already have to complete your quality improvement project. We even allow you to complete your project at your place of employment.

The post-master's DNP program is available to students from all states except Massachusetts. For more information, see Missouri State University's online articulation agreements.

The program includes a total of 29 hours of doctorate-level course work and 528 clinical rotation hours. It takes a minimum of four semesters to complete. Our program is writing intensive, with all courses having multiple papers.

Post-master’s Doctor of Nursing degree plans