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


Alabama · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Colorado · Connecticut

District of Columbia
· Florida · Georgia · Hawaii · Idaho · Illinois · Indiana · Iowa

Kansas
· Kentucky · Louisiana · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts

Michigan
 · Minnesota · Mississippi · Missouri · Montana · Nebraska · Nevada 
 

New Jersey · New Mexico · New York · North Carolina · North Dakota

Ohio · Oklahoma · Oregon · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina

South Dakota · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Virginia · Washington

West Virginia · Wisconsin · Wyoming

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.

Last Update: March 2014

ALABAMA

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

Arizona State University

Northern Arizona University

University of Arizona

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ARKANSAS

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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CALIFORNIA

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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COLORADO

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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CONNECTICUT

Fairfield University

Quinnipiac University

Sacred Heart University

University of Connecticut

University of Saint Joseph

Yale University

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Catholic University of America

George Washington University

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FLORIDA

Barry University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida International University

Florida State University

Jacksonville University

NOVA Southeastern University

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Miami

University of North Florida

University of South Florida

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GEORGIA

Brenau University

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

Georgia College & State University

Georgia Regents University

Georgia Southern University


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HAWAII

University of Hawaii at Hilo

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Idaho

Idaho State University

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ILLINOIS

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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INDIANA

Ball State University

Indiana State University

Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)

Purdue University

University of Southern Indiana

Valparaiso University

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IOWA

Allen College

Clarke University

University of Iowa

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KANSAS

University of Kansas

Washburn University

Wichita State University

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KENTUCKY

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

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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MAINE

 University of Southern Maine

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MARYLAND

Johns Hopkins University

Salisbury University

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

University of Maryland

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MASSACHUSETTS

MGH Institute for Health Professions

Northeastern University

Regis College

Simmons College

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Massachusetts Worcester

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MICHIGAN

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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MINNESOTA

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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MISSISSIPPI

The University of Southern Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center

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MISSOURI

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

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

Montana State University-Bozeman

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NEBRASKA

Creighton University

University of Nebraska Medical Center

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NEVADA

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

University of Nevada-Reno

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NEW JERSEY

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Monmouth University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Saint Peter's College

Seton Hall University

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

William Paterson University

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NEW MEXICO

New Mexico State University

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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

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NORTH CAROLINA

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

North Dakota State University

 

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OHIO

Case Western Reserve University

College of Mount Saint Joseph

Kent State University

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

The University of Oklahoma

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OREGON

Oregon Health & Science University

University of Portland

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PENNSYLVANIA

Carlow University

Chatham University

DeSales University

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

Duquesne University

La Salle University

Robert Morris University

Temple University

Thomas Jefferson University

University of Pittsburgh

Villanova University

Waynesburg University

Widener University

Wilkes University

York College of Pennsylvania

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RHODE ISLAND

University of Rhode Island

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Medical University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

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SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota State University

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TENNESSEE

Belmont University

East Tennessee State University

Union University

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Vanderbilt University

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TEXAS

Baylor 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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UTAH

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

University of Utah

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VIRGINIA

George Mason University

James Madison University

Marymount University

Old Dominion University

Radford University

Shenandoah University

University of Virginia

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WASHINGTON

Seattle University

University of Washington

Washington State University

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WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia University

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WISCONSIN

Concordia University

Marquette University

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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WYOMING

University of Wyoming

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