The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) will equip you with the skills necessary for advanced nursing practice in primary health care. It is available in two degree tracks:
BSN to DNP
- Intended for Bachelor-prepared RN’s who wish to pursue the DNP
- 4-year full-time program and part-time option available
- Requires 78-91 credit hours
- Concentrations available in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
MSN to DNP
- Intended for Master’s-prepared nurses who are already Certified Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
- 2-4 year, part-time program
- Requires 33-36 credit hours
- Also available for Nurse Practitioners is a Post Graduate Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
This program is taught in a distance-learning (online) format with minimal campus visits required approximately once per year (less for MSN to DNP students). In addition, practicum courses require clinical site visits that are determined by the clinical instructor. Clinical courses are arranged in your area, so it is convenient for you to gain practical experience. UM-Flint Nursing faculty make themselves available to students outside the normal class schedule, with flexible office hours and online availability.
In October 1997, the National League of Nursing granted accreditation to the University of Michigan.