Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

SIUE School of Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Choose SIUE for your DNP

SIUE School of Nursing can take your bachelor’s degree in nursing to a family nurse practitioner doctoral degree in three years. With high salaries and projected job growth, U.S. News and World Report ranks nurse practitioners second among the 100 best jobs. Why wait? It’s time to extend your capabilities as an evidence-based practitioner at one of the most affordable institutions in the Midwest.

  • Program Designed for Working Nurses: SIUE’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) provides a flexible, online format, and your learning is supported by four on-campus experiences. There are also open lab opportunities for students who want to come to campus for one-on-one help with clinical skills.
  • Access to Expert SIUE Faculty: You have support. Feel at ease knowing you’ll receive personalized instruction directly from clinically experienced, academically distinguished SIUE nursing faculty. Our graduates consistently exceed the national average pass rates on all certification exams.
  • Clinical Experience: Clinical practicum experiences are individualized according to the student’s professional experience, interest and academic needs. Practicums may be completed in your current place of employment, and you have the opportunity to participate in SIUE nursing service missions to a variety of underserved populations around the world.

DNP Options

Modern healthcare requires experts in a variety of fields. SIUE’s School of Nursing provides doctoral programs to help you accomplish your professional goals.

  • Post-master’s DNP: The post-master’s DNP program educates nurses for the highest level of clinical practice, focusing on their advanced nursing practice specialty area or in health care administration.
  • Post-master’s DNP/MBA: This collaborative program offers post-master's, advanced practice nurses the opportunity to obtain a Master of Business Administration and a DNP.
  • Nurse Anesthesia DNP: The nurse anesthesia DNP specialization prepares registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees to provide individualized anesthetic patient care for diagnostic, therapeutic or pain management procedures.

Complete the form, and a nursing advisor from SIUE will contact you about starting your doctoral degree.

Ready to earn your DNP?