Doctor of Nursing Practice


The highest level of nursing education

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree represents the highest level of education in specialized advanced nursing practice roles. A DNP is practice focused, whereas a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is researched-focused.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) advises the educational entry level for advanced practice nurses be at the DNP level.

UWO College of Nursing Graduate Program Virtual Open House

Are you interested in learning more about our UWO College of Nursing Graduate Programs?  Join us during an upcoming virtual open house at which you can speak with members of our faculty and Program Directors. Dates, times, and links below:


Upcoming Virtual Open Houses 

Contact Us

Katrina Helmer

Graduate Nursing Office
Clow Social Social Science Center
Room C230

DNP Program Options

Master's to DNP

MSN to DNP–Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

BSN to DNP–Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

BSN to DNP–Nurse Anesthesia Emphasis

BSN to DNP–Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Emphasis

College of Nursing

Clow Social Science Center
Room C210
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901