With a long-standing history of nursing leadership, nursing is in our DNA. 

Mount Mercy University’s face-to-face DNP program offers a unique curriculum focused on primary health care for individuals and populations—including rural health, experiences in innovation, and entrepreneurial skills. Graduates are prepared to be transformational leaders providing excellence in health care.

  • Nurses with MSN (not licensed as nurse practitioner) prepare for primary care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification and complete DNP
  • Nurse practitioners (licensed and certified in any specialty) complete DNP

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Program at a Glance

Start Date

Fall 2018

3 Entry Options

MSN (with NP) » DNP | 30 credits (1½ years)
MSN (no NP) » DNP | 45 credits (2 years)
BSN » MSN » DNP | 81 credits (3½ years)
» DNP Curriculum

 

Class Format

Face-to-face
5-week blocks, one class at a time
One day a week
(Wednesdays 8 AM–Noon, 12:30–4:30 PM)

 

Tuition

DNP | $800/credit
MSN | $602/credit
(additional course/clinical fees may apply)
» Financial Aid » Tuition Remission

Program Outcomes

Upon DNP degree program completion, graduates will:

  • incorporate the culture of advanced practice nursing through the analysis and synthesis of nursing theory, systems, policy, informatics, research, and practice.
  • integrate knowledge derived from a foundation in baccalaureate and master’s nursing education with advanced practice of health promotion, disease prevention and management, and nursing leadership.
  • respect the value and dignity of human life and incorporate knowledge of cultural, ethical, economic, social, and spiritual components while providing advanced nursing care.
  • practice advanced nursing skills in health care systems.
  • commit to personal and professional growth as an advanced practitioner and leader in nursing and health care.
  • design and implement evidence-based practice within interdisciplinary teams and health care systems.