DNP Programs in Arizona (AZ)

If you are looking for an accredited college or university in the Grand Canyon state where you can earn a DNP degree, look no more. The two best known universities in the state both offer accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.


Arizona State University
College of Nursing & Health Innovation

The Arizona State University’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation offers 3 different pathways to obtain a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree:

  • BSN to DNP program
  • MSN to DNP program with Advanced Practice Specialty
  • MSN to DNP program without Advanced Practice Specialty

Several advanced practice specialty tracks are offered as part of the BSN to DNP program:

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Child-Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Applicants to the BSN to DNP program offered at ASU are required to possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution or a program similar to ASU’s BSN program. The potential student’s undergraduate GPA should be at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The applicant should also have an unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the state where they plan to perform their clinical practice. Students must also submit GRE scores with their application.

The MSN to DNP program with Advanced Practice Specialty pathway targets nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and other nurses possessing an MSN degree who would like to improve their clinical practice skills. A Master of Science in Nursing degree with Advanced Practice Specialty is required. The applicant must be currently certified as an advanced practice nurse. They must have an unencumbered RN license as well as being licensed as an Advanced Practice RN in the state where they plan to perform their clinical hours.

The MSN to DNP program without Advanced Practice Specialty pathway targets nurses with an MSN who are not practicing as an advanced practice nurse or one who is practicing as an APN but wants to add another specialty. The following advanced practice specialties are offered under this program:

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Geriatric Nurse practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Prctitioner
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Child-Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Students entering the program are required to have an MSN degree. Applicants must have an unencumbered RN license in the state where they plan to perform their clinical hours.

Accreditation:

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
Arizona State Board of Nursing

Contact Information:

500 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 496-9400


University of Arizona
College of Nursing

The University of Arizona’s College of Nursing allows applicants to enter the DNP program post-BSN or post-MSN. There are two post-MSN pathways. One is for those with an advanced practice specialty. The other is for those without an advanced practice specialty. Full-time and part-time options are available to students in the DNP programs. While the DNP programs are considered online programs, students will be required to travl to Tuscon from time to time.

The BSN to DNP applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. MSN to DNP applicants must have a 3.5or higher cumulative GPA. All applicants for the post-BSN and post-MSN programs must have an unencumbered RN license in the US.

Accreditation:

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
Arizona State Board of Nursing

Contact Information:

1305 N. Martin
PO Box 210203
Tuscon, AL 85721
(520) 626-6154