Doctor of Nursing Practice

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.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Contact Us

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

At a Glance

  • Four years post-BSN (12 semesters); must select CNS or NP track
  • Two years post-MSN (six semesters); must be an APRN (NP, CNS, NMW or CRNA)


  • Post-BSN
      • Hybrid format
      • 84 post-BSN credits
  • Post-MSN
      • Hybrid format
      • 41 post-MSN credits


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