Doctor of Nursing Practice


The highest level of nursing education

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree represents the highest level of education in specialized advanced nursing practice roles. A DNP is practice focused, whereas a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is researched-focused.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) advises the educational entry level for advanced practice nurses be at the DNP level.

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Katrina Helmer

Graduate Nursing Office
Clow Social Social Science Center
Room C230

DNP Program Options

Master's to DNP

MSN to DNP–Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

BSN to DNP–Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

BSN to DNP–Nurse Anesthesia Emphasis

College of Nursing

Clow Social Science Center
Room C210
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901