About this Program

Are you ready to take on advanced roles in nursing leadership and clinical practice? Eastern Michigan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) helps prepare highly qualified post-BSN and post-MSN applicants to be leaders in health care settings. The DNP is the terminal degree for nursing practice.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a DNP-educated nurse practitioner is $113,618.

Expand your abilities. DNP graduates are equipped to:

  • Play important roles in education, mentorship and leadership within the nursing profession.
  • Serve as advocates, problem solvers and role models.
  • Be innovative and give a voice to organizational and systems change.

The DNP is offered as a hybrid model, with classes available both online and in seats. Advanced physical assessments and simulations are held on the main campus or at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital campus.

If you are completing either the nurse practitioner or the clinical nurse specialist program at EMU, you'll be given priority to pursue your DNP at EMU.

At a Glance

  • Three years, post-BSN (9 semesters); CNS or NP track
  • Two years, post-MSN (6 semesters); (NP, CNS, NMW, CRNA, Nurse Educators, Nurse Leaders)


  • Post-BSN: Hybrid format; 75-78 post-BSN credits
  • Post-MSN: Hybrid format; 38 post-MSN credits


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Contact Us

School of Nursing
311 Everett L. Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA 48197

Additional Information

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Information Sessions

Find our what you need to know about our programs at one of our upcoming information sessions.

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Scholarships and Loans

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to your questions about the application process, coursework and other requirements for our program.

  • Call: 734.487.2310
  • Office: 311 Everett L. Marshall Building