Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Michigan.
Full List of Programs
Grand Valley State University
The only Doctor of Nursing Practice program available in West Michigan, Grand Valley State University's DNP program is offered in a variety of delivery formats to accommodate the needs of professional students. The program has two emphasis areas: Advanced Nursing Practice (Child/Adolescent or Adult/Older Adult) and Health Systems Leadership. Students entering the program with a BSN degree are required to complete 90 credit hours and 1,000 clinic hours in order to graduate. Post-BSN students can expect to complete the program with four years of full-time study. An individualized plan of study is offered for students entering the program who already have their MSN degree. Post-MSN students can pursue their DNP degree on a full-time or part-time basis.
The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Madonna University is designed for APRNs as well nurses in clinical practice support positions, such as nurse administrators and clinical educators. The university's DNP curriculum is based on AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice. It includes courses on areas like: Advanced Scientific Perspectives Informing Nursing Practice, Policy Advocacy in Health Care, and Transformative and Collaborative Leadership for Promoting Innovation. Students are required to participate in a practice immersion experience within real-world health care settings. The completion of a capstone project is also required to graduate from the program. The capstone project gives students the opportunity to conduct an evidence-based outcome project within their preferred practice setting.
MSN required for:
Rochester Hills, Michigan
The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Oakland University considers applicants with an unrestricted RN license and an MSN degree in a clinical area, including nursing administration. Individuals with a master's degree in nursing education must first complete a post-master's certificate in an advanced practice specialty and pass the certification exam in order to be considered for the DNP program. Students accepted to the program take courses such as Advanced Nursing Theory, Health Systems Policy & Regulation, and Nursing Informatics. Oakland University's DNP program has CCNE accreditation until December 2017. A DNP Final Study is required for completion of the program.
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Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, Michigan
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Saginaw Valley State University is a post-baccalaureate program that is accredited by the CCNE. The program is designed so that students receive their MSN degree at the end of year three. They then have the option of taking the Family Nurse Practitioner certification and continuing on towards a DNP degree. The program is offered in a hybrid learning environment and has an emphasis on rural health care. Students are required to take at least one clinical rotation in a rural health care setting. The curriculum includes coursework in subject areas such as: Nursing Informatics and Quality Improvement, Scholarship for Advanced Practice Nursing, and Epidemiology and Population Health. Students must complete a capstone project to graduate.
University of Detroit Mercy
Registered nurses who apply to the CCNE-accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Detroit Mercy must already have their MSN degree and be certified in one of the following clinical specialties: nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse midwife. Applicants who have their MSN in nurse administration, executive leadership, and nursing informatics may also be considered for the program. Delivered in a hybrid format, the DNP program can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Students take courses such as Transformational Leadership & Innovation in Advanced Clinical Practice, Epidemiology & Population Health, and Evidence Based Nursing Practice: Theory, Design & Methods. The culminating experience is the completion of a capstone clinical practicum and doctoral project.
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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Since the post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Michigan is delivered in a web-blended format, students are required to attend on-campus classes on only two consecutive days per month. The program can be pursued as a full-time (two years) or part-time (three years) program of study. The university now also offers a BSN to DNP program. Pursued on a full-time basis, the program can be completed with eight semesters of continuous enrolment. Students accepted to this program can select from the following areas of specialization: Adult-Geriatric Acute Care NP, Adult-Geriatric Primary Care NP, Pediatric Acute Care NP, Primary Care Pediatric NP, Family NP, and Nurse Midwifery. The university's DNP program has CCNE accreditation until 2019.
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University of Michigan-Flint
The CCNE-accredited DNP program at the University of Michigan Flint has two tracks - BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP. Full-time and part-time programs of study are available for the BSN to DNP track. The following concentration areas are offered: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family NP, and Psychiatric Mental Health NP. The MSN to DNP track is a two- to four-year, part-time program designed for Certified Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. There is an additional DNP pathway for RNS whose bachelor's degree is in a non-nursing field. Full-time BSN to DNP students can apply for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships (A.E.N.T.), which awards 10 to 15 traineeships each year ($21,600).
Wayne State University
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Wayne State University offers three pathways: post-BSN, post-MSN with a specialty, and post-MSN without a specialty. Students accepted to the post-BSN program can expect to earn their DNP degree after approximately five years of full-time study. The average length of the program for full-time, post-MSN students who are already certified in a clinical specialty is 2.5 years. For post-MSN students without a specialty, completing the program (on a full-time basis) can take 3.5 to 4 years. Part-time plans of study are also available. The university's DNP program is offered on-site and has CCNE accreditation. The Nurse-Midwife specialization is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.