DL Degree Options
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The part-time DNP program at Upstate is designed for the master's prepared Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). It is a clinical doctorate designed for those in clinical practice and in areas that support clinical practice, such as organizational management, leadership and policy.
The program is 40 semester hours and has a hybrid design. The degree can be completed in two and a half years of part-time study with five semesters of 6-7 credits per semester and two summer semesters of 3 credits each.