DL Degree Options
The following degree programs are available via Distance Learning.
Master's Degree Programs For North Country Area Nurses
The College of Nursing offers two Nurse Practitioner Master’s programs at a location convenient to Watertown area nurses: Family Psychiatric Mental Health, and Family Health. New students admitted for Fall 2015 will follow a full-time program of study and will complete the program in two years.
Nurses enrolled in the master’s degree program can receive certification in the following specialties:
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)
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.