Dual DNP-PhD in Nursing
Preparing Clinician-Scientists: The dual DNP-PhD program prepares students for a dual role in research and advanced clinical practice in primary care. Students gain an essential skillset for conducting research and will be fully prepared to take the national board certification examination in their primary care specialty track upon graduation. The dual program admits students with an earned bachelor’s degree in nursing (BS) and requires full-time (nine credit hours minimum per term) enrollment for five years. Students can choose their specialty track for advanced practice from four primary care areas:
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Certified Nurse Midwifery (CNM)
- Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
All dual DNP-PhD program applicants are required to complete separate applications for both the DNP and the PhD programs. Applications are reviewed by both PhD program faculty and appropriate DNP specialty track faculty Applicants must be accepted by both programs in order to enroll as a dual DNP-PhD student.
Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus)
Opportunities are also offered for doctoral/graduate students, through the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus), enrolled at member colleges and universities to take elective courses that may not be offered at his/her home institution for a common price.