Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice Option

Get your DNP degree online

Already have a master’s degree and want to grow your nursing career?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) helps you make a difference beyond hands-on care.

Teach tomorrow’s nurses. Administer better services. Improve health care for under-served groups.

The post-master's DNP option is available 100% online.

Degree plan

Part-time study is also available. Check with your advisor.

Sample schedule

Complete your DNP in two years with full-time study.

Why take the post-master's DNP option?

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Earn your degree online

Keep your normal job as you finish your education. Complete this degree fully online. Finish in as little as two years.

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Serve as a leader

Advance your career and leadership opportunities. The post-master's option prepares you to teach, manage and lead in educational or clinical settings.

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Low cost, high quality

Earn your doctorate degree at a lower cost than similar programs. Get a high-quality education that is nationally accredited.

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Blend work with your education

Use your current connections for your quality improvement project. You can complete your project at your workplace.

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Careers and outcomes

Branch out to other health care roles with your DNP degree.


Here, you'll live by a code of ethics and adopt a culture of caring.


The BSN, MSN, DNP and  post-master's Health Educator and Population Health certificate programs at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Missouri State Board of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four-year BSN).