CONTACT

Casey Bauer
Sr. Academic Adviser
816-235-1733
bauerc@umkc.edu

Rebecca Boettcher
Director of Student Services
816-235-1740
boettcherre@umkc.edu

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Clinical Institute

  • Spring Semester:  January 11th and 12th 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Summer Semester: May 30st, 31st, and June 1st, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

MSN to DNP

Designed around the needs of our students and today’s nursing landscape, UMKC’s DNP program is comprised of three Post- MSN to DNP tracks, allowing students to select the path of study that aligns best with their professional goals.

The mission of our DNP program is to:

  • provide a rigorous Jesuit education;
  • prepare advance nursing practice leaders to direct health care systems and inter-professional teams;
  • refine critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills to reduce health disparities and advance quality of care;
  • translate the science of nursing and health care to clinical practice; and
  • execute new practice options for doctoral prepared nurses in health care systems.

 

Post-MSN to DNP

The Post-Master’s DNP curriculum is designed for nurses who have already earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree.  UMKC SoNHS offers the following  entry pathways into the Post-Master’s DNP program.

Post-MSN, Advanced Practice to DNP

Master’s in Science prepared nurses certified in Advanced Practice (APRN) roles  including certified Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, and Nurse Midwife.

Post-MSN to DNP* (returning for a new or second NP role and DNP)

MSN prepared nurses returning for coursework to obtain a new or second NP role along with the DNP.

*Individualized plans of study are developed for students  depending upon prior coursework.  Applicants will need to provide course syllabi  for evaluation of potential transfer credits from previous programs.

Post-MSN, non-APRN to DNP*

A  master’s degree in one of the following areas of Nursing Leadership (Administration), Nursing Informatics, Public Health, Clinical Research Management, or others.  National certification in the area is preferred not required.

*Individualized plans of study are developed for students  depending upon prior coursework.  Applicants will need to provide course syllabi  for evaluation of potential transfer credits from previous programs.

DNP Application Deadline:

  • October 16 (for early decision/acceptance) to start coursework in January or June
  • February 16th, 2018 to start coursework in the Summer 2018 semester (June 2018).