What You’ll Learn
Our 30-credit post-master’s program involves five didactic courses including content relating to health care systems leadership, evaluating clinical outcomes, translating research into evidence based practice, quality improvement, and professional writing. In addition, all students will complete and disseminate a clinically-based project.
Coursework combines the flexibility of online learning with opportunities to interact remotely or in-person with supportive campus-based faculty mentors. Our program faculty remain active in clinical practice and professional leadership roles. The program is self-paced and can be completed one course at a time, allowing Family Nurse Practitioners to maintain employment while completing their DNP.
- 100% online
Nursing is moving in the direction of other health professions in the transition to a clinical doctorate (DNP) for Nurse Practitioners. Medicine (MD), Dentistry (DDS), Pharmacy (PharmD), Psychology (PsyD), Physical Therapy (DPT), and Audiology (AudD) all require or offer practice doctorates (AACN, 2019).Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
The career outlook for Family Nurse Practitioners with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree is strong. We are currently seeing an increase in demand for primary care providers within the Rochester area, New York State and throughout the United States. Employers are also quickly recognizing the unique contribution DNP prepared nurse practitioners are making in the practice arena. The demand for DNP-prepared nurses continues to grow (AACN, 2019). All of the major health systems as well as many community based organizations in the region are actively seeking Advanced Practice Nurses prepared for a systems leadership role.
- Admission requirements for the DNP program consider both the academic requirements in the program as well as the professional demands in the role.
- Unencumbered NYS license as a Family Nurse Practitioner
- Master’s degree from an accredited nursing program
- Relevant recent work experience in an advanced practice nursing role preferred.
- National certification in an advanced practice nurse practitioner specialty is preferred.
- A minimum GPA of 3.2 in all graduate coursework
- Two professional letters of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Professional writing sample
- Personal statement
- All Health and Technical Standards must be met.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: October 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Anticipated Program Accreditation
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at SUNY Brockport is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
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