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The University of Alabama in Huntsville, College of Nursing offers two DNP pathways, post-masters and post-bachelors. Advanced practice specialty education at the doctoral level is needed to address the growing complexity of patient care and healthcare systems. Advanced practice roles require competencies in population-based care, leadership, health policy, health system improvement, research, and evidence-based practice.

The post-masters to DNP pathway builds on advanced practice knowledge and skills obtained through a master’s degree, to deepen nurses’ competency in clinical or administrative specialty roles. The post-bachelor’s pathway allows seamless progression from the completion of a baccalaureate degree to the completion of advanced education for clinical or administrative specialty roles. Students earn MSN and DNP degrees through enrollment in the post-bachelor DNP pathway, which eliminates several courses.

*Each DNP program of study is customizable to the student. Upon admission, students will work alongside their Graduate Advisor to create a program of study that best fits their individual needs.


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Program Highlights

  • Very competitive tuition with no additional fees regardless of residence.
  • The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is available for students who plan to teach after graduation. The loan supports tuition, books, software, and other reasonable educational expenses.
  • Fully online program with one required DNP Intensive in the Spring semester.
  • Eligible students include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse leaders, and nurse informaticists.
  • Enrollment as either part-time or full-time student.

DNP Graduates


Dana Bageon, DNP, FNP-BC

"Completing my DNP at UAH strengthened my leadership skills and clinical knowledge.  I am able to identify clinical issues, apply evidence-based solutions, and evaluate the outcomes. With the support of my professors, I was able to complete my degree while continuing to work."


Justin Ford, DNP, AG-ACNP-BC

"The DNP program at UAH provided me with the experience and knowledge required to influence change within the healthcare system and become a leader in nursing. I have grown both personally and professionally as a result of completing this DNP program."

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