Advance your Nursing Career.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

You’ve been thinking about it. You know others who’ve done it. Now it’s your turn.

It’s time to take your nursing career to the next level. Apply for our Doctor of Nursing Science program. Make an even greater impact than ever before. Earn your terminal degree. Lead the future of nursing.

Apply for your DNP

And gain the knowledge to take you to the next step in your career. Analyze, translate and apply evidence to improve health outcomes.

Explore our DNP Programs

Earn a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at UNM. Building on leadership skills. Improve your ability to advocate. Open doors!

Why a DNP at UNM?

The DNP offers an alternative to the traditional research-focused PhD in Nursing and has an emphasis on practice.

Our Nursing Executive Organizational Leadership Concentration takes aspiring leaders as well as seasoned leaders.

Our Clinical concentration accepts all APRNs.

Online program with one-week residency required.

Small cohorts allow for individual attention focused on community building.

  • 53% Students Promoted with Current Employer
  • 1% of Nurses have Doctoral Degrees
  • 100% Employment Rate*

* 2017-2018 DNP graduates employed within 12 month of graduation.


You Will Be Prepared.

Completing the Doctor of Nursing in Nursing Program prepares you to:

  • Assume the role of the doctoral prepared nurse in teaching, scholarship, leadership and service.
  • Apply analytic methods to create, evaluate and adopt effective innovations to improve health.
  • Analyze, translate and apply evidence to improve health outcomes.
  • Engage individuals and communities to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to address their health disparities.
  • Facilitate optimal health outcomes through delivery of culturally sensitive care, including clinical prevention strategies, identification of risk, individualized interventions and formation of therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Apply clinical, community and policy interventions to reduce health inequities.
  • Evaluate and critique social policy relevant to the organization and delivery of health care.
  • Integrate and evaluate information systems in patient care technology for clinical, research and administrative best practices.
  • Apply leadership and advocacy skills in the development, implementation and evaluation of health care organizations, delivery of care, and policy.
  • Utilize effective management and organizational skills to assume a leadership role in health care delivery, policy and systems.
  • Practice nursing reflectively, guided by theory, based on best evidence and integrating creative and critical thinking.
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The Finest Faculty Around

They are leading researchers, highly regarded practitioners and exemplary educators. But most importantly they are supportive. Hyper focused on your success online and in-person.

New Mexico

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You will love it here.

Not from New Mexico? Make the move to make an impact. Serve the underserved.

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Out-of-State Financial Aid Options

DNP Program Contact

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor
A. Christine Delucas, DNP, MPH, RN, NEA-BC
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 232
1 University of New Mexico

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