Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BS-DNP)
About the Program
The Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Upstate Medical University College of Nursing is specifically for nurses seeking to develop their clinical skills and versatility. The skills of Nurse Practitioners (DNPs) make them essential resources in many different settings. DNPs can choose a variety of workplace options, depending on their scope of practice and population served.
Why become a DNP?
The Doctor of Nursing degree provides Nurse Practitioners with an advanced skill set to enter the dynamic and constantly changing healthcare field. The curriculum goes above and beyond a master's degree to provide students with the experiences of being a leader in healthcare and applying evidence-based practice in the clinical arena.
Along with enhancements in leadership and evidence-based practice, students are trained in various specialties (family, psychiatric and pediatric tracks) in the clinical setting to become nurse practitioners. Students graduate with more clinical hours of direct patient care than a master's degree. Students graduate with the skills and knowledge to be a nurse practitioner along with the expertise to be a leader in healthcare.