Program Directory

Program Directory

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The following universities are currently accepting students into Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

More than 100 additional nursing schools are considering starting DNP programs nationwide. AACN will update this list as new DNP programs open and begin accepting students.

For more information on DNP programs, read AACN's Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing and the updated Frequently Asked Questions reference.


Samford University

The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Troy University

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of South Alabama

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Arizona State University

Grand Canyon University

Northern Arizona University

University of Arizona

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University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Azusa Pacific University

Brandman University

California State University - Fresno

California State University - Fullerton

California State University - Los Angeles

Loma Linda University

National University

Samuel Merritt University

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

Western University of Health Sciences

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American Sentinel University

Colorado Mesa University

Regis University

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Denver

University of Northern Colorado

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Fairfield University

Quinnipiac University

Sacred Heart University

University of Connecticut

University of Saint Joseph

Yale University

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Wilmington University

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Catholic University of America

George Washington University

Georgetown University

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Barry University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida International University

Florida State University

Jacksonville University

NOVA Southeastern University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

South University

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Miami

University of North Florida

University of South Florida

University of West Florida

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Brenau University

Emory University

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

Georgia College & State University

Georgia Regents University

Georgia Southern University

Georgia State University

South University

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University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Boise State University

Idaho State University

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Chamberlain College of Nursing

DePaul University

Governors State University

Illinois State University

Kaplan University

Lewis University

Loyola University Chicago

Rush University

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of St. Francis

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Ball State University

Indiana State University

Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Purdue University

University of Indianapolis

University of Southern Indiana

Valparaiso University

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Allen College

Briar Cliff University

Graceland University - Lamoni

Kaplan University

Clarke University

University of Iowa

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University of Kansas

Washburn University

Wichita State University

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Bellarmine University

Eastern Kentucky University

Frontier Nursing University

Murray State University

Northern Kentucky University

University of Kentucky

Western Kentucky University

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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Ctr

Loyola University New Orleans

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southern University and A&M College

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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 University of Southern Maine

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Johns Hopkins University

Salisbury University

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

University of Maryland

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MGH Institute for Health Professions

Northeastern University

Regis College

Simmons College

University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Grand Valley State University

Madonna University

Michigan State University

Oakland University

Saginaw Valley State University

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Michigan

University of Michigan-Flint

Wayne State University

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Augsburg College

Capella University

Metropolitan State University

Minnesota State University - Mankato

Saint Catherine University

The College of St. Scholastica

University of Minnesota

Walden University

Winona State University

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Delta State University

Mississippi University for Women

The University of Southern Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing- St. Louis

Graceland University

Maryville University - St. Louis

Missouri State University

Saint Louis University

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Montana State University-Bozeman

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Clarkson College

Creighton University

University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Touro University

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

University of Nevada-Reno

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new hampshire

University of New Hampshire

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Fairleigh Dickinson University

Felician College

Monmouth University

Rutgers School of Nursing

Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden

Saint Peter's College

Seton Hall University

William Paterson University

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New Mexico State University

University of New Mexico

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New York

Binghamton University

Columbia University

Daemen College

D'Youville College

Hunter College of CUNY

New York University

Pace University

St. John Fisher College

Stony Brook University

University at Buffalo

University of Rochester

Upstate Medical University

Wagner College

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Duke University

East Carolina University

Gardner-Webb University

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Western Carolina University

Winston-Salem State University

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North Dakota State University

University of North Dakota


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Ashland University

Case Western Reserve University

College of Mount Saint Joseph

Kent State University

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Ohio State University, The

Otterbein University

The University of Akron

University of Cincinnati

University of Toledo

Ursuline College

Walsh University

Wright State University

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Oklahoma City University

The University of Oklahoma

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Oregon Health & Science University

University of Portland

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Carlow University

Chatham University

DeSales University

Drexel University
A hybrid program combining the professional practice doctorate and the academic research doctorate

Duquesne University

Gannon University

Gwynedd-Mercy College

La Salle University

Misericordia University

Robert Morris University

Temple University

Thomas Jefferson University

University of Pittsburgh

Villanova University

Waynesburg University

West Chester University

Widener University

Wilkes University

York College of Pennsylvania

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University of Rhode Island

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Medical University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

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South Dakota State University

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Belmont University

East Tennessee State University

Southern Adventist University

Union University

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Vanderbilt University

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Baylor University

Prairie View A& M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Texas Woman's University

University of Texas-Arlington

University of Texas-El Paso

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston

University of the Incarnate Word

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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

University of Utah

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George Mason University

James Madison University

Marymount University

Old Dominion University

Radford University

Shenandoah University

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Gonzaga University

Seattle University

University of Washington

Washington State University

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West Virginia University

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Concordia University

Edgewood College

Marquette University

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Viterbo University

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University of Wyoming

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