Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Maryland.
Full List of Programs
Johns Hopkins University
The CCNE-accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Johns Hopkins University can be completed in six semesters of full-time study and is offered in an executive format. Students are only required to attend approximately two weeks of on-site classes each semester, with the rest of the program requirements to be completed online. Applicants must have an MSN degree, current RN license, and APRN certification. The DNP curriculum includes courses in Advanced Nursing Policy, Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care, and Analytical Approaches to Outcomes Management: Individuals and Populations. Full-time DNP students may qualify for Merit Scholarships from the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. Merit Scholarships range from $5,000 to full tuition.
MSN required for:
The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Salisbury University has two areas of concentration - Leadership and Family Nurse Practitioner. The DNP Leadership program is designed for RNs in advanced practice roles, including nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse administrators, and nurse educators. The DNP - FNP option is for RNs who wish to be eligible to take the FNP certification and complete a doctoral program at the same time. The post-master's DNP is available online and can be completed with three years of continuous enrolment. The university also offers a post-bachelor's DNP program. This is designed to be pursued as a full-time program of study, although part-time options are available.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
The post-baccalaureate DNP program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences offers the following specialty tracks for nurse practitioners: Family NP, Women's Health NP, and Psychiatric Mental Health NP. The university also offers a Nurse Anesthesia DNP option and an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP option. As the only graduate school of nursing that prepares APRNs, clinicians, scientists and scholars for the challenges of military and public health medicine, the university's graduate curriculum has three distinct focus areas. These are: Operational Readiness in Changing Environments, Clinical Decision Making in the Federal Health Care Delivery System, and Global, Environmental, Cultural and Political Context. The university's Doctor of Nursing Practice program has CCNE accreditation until 2019.
University of Maryland-Baltimore
The post-BSN to DNP and the DNP with Specialties (Post-master's) programs at the University of Maryland offer the following areas of concentration: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family NP, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Acute Care NP, Pediatric Primary Care NP, Neonatal NP, and Psychiatric Mental Health NP-Family. The university also offers a Post-master's DNP for MSN degree holders who work in the areas of health services leadership management, nursing informatics, or community and public health who wish to earn a DNP without specializing in the areas mentioned above. Applicants who have an MBA, MPA or MPH can also be considered for this program. The Post-master's DNP is offered in a blended format and has CCNE accreditation until 2015.
BSN required for:
MSN required for: