Doctor of Nursing Practice (Amherst)


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Amherst)

Format: Online

Program Description:

The UMASS Amherst Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, open since 2006, was one of the very first online BS to DNP programs and has won a number of national and regional awards for excellence in online education. We have a history of consistent positive student outcomes and a wealth of experience, expertise, and high student satisfaction levels.  We have students and alumni all over the U.S. and in at least three foreign countries. This program will help you develop the advanced practice knowledge and skills you need to manage patients as well as lead health care systems, evaluate and apply research and other forms of evidence, enhance and evaluate clinical outcomes, and help facilitate progress toward more effective and sustainable health care.  The DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  
Choose one of the following concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Public Health Nurse Leader (PHNL), Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  If you already are a certified advanced practice nurse with a MSN, choose our all online DNP Completion program, requiring a minimum of 36 semester credits and a plan of study designed individually by portfolio review.


The UMass Amherst School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited School of Nursing and professional license.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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