About the Program
The part-time Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Nursing is for family, psychiatric and pediatric nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists (CNS) who are looking to deliver optimal patient care, be an instrument of change and innovation and become an expert in their field.
The DNP degree prepares nurse experts for the highest level of advanced practice, expanding the APRN role in leadership, health policy and advocacy, interprofessional practice and information technology. The expanded clinical role provides the DNP skills to translate and generate evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice that promotes safe, effective and equitable patient care.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is designed to meet the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).