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Post-Master’s DNP

Whether you are an advanced practice registered nurse or a nurse administrator/nurse executive, the TCU Nursing post-master’s DNP will prepare you to be an exceptional health care leader and an expert in advanced nursing practice.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

A Master’s degree in nursing and current recognition as an advanced practice registered nurse by appropriate certification and licensing boards is required for admission. Our program is open to all advanced practice roles: clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners,  certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives. Throughout the program, all students are required to maintain their advance practice recognition through practice requirements defined by appropriate certification and licensing boards.

Nurse Administrators/Executives

A Master’s degree in  nursing administration and current RN licensure in the state in which the student practices is required. A Master’s degree in business administration (MBA), healthcare administration (HCA), or other leadership Master’s will be considered on an individual basis.  If accepted to the program, a leveling course in nursing research and theory (3 credit hours) for those whose master’s degree is not in nursing will be required prior to beginning the DNP courses. Current students include department directors, vice presidents, chief nursing executives, and chief nursing officers. Nursing administration certification is highly recommended.


Program Highlights

  • Admission requirements
  • 30 hours total (26 hours didactic, four hours practicum)
  • Two years full-time or three years part-time
  • A total of 1,000 clinical hours beyond the BSN is required and up to 500 hours verified clinical hours from master’s program will be awarded

See the course catalog to learn more about our curriculum.