DNP Clinical Program

At The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, we educate our DNP Clinical students to broaden their focus. Advance advocacy of patient and policy. Focus on the rural and underserved populations. All meeting the unique needs of New Mexico.

We are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). As a student, you will be educated to the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Your Education

  • 2 year program begins in the summer and continues for six consecutive terms.
  • Designed for working students.
  • Minimum of 35 credits in total
  • 1000 practice hours total. Practice hours includes up to 500 from Masters degree if approved.
  • Didactic classes completely online, with synchronous (collaboratively online) and asynchronous (individually online) learning.
  • A weeklong residency is held on campus each year in June, participation required.
  • A DNP scholarly project is a practice-oriented project that meets the needs of the DNP's community of interest. It must exemplify scholarly activity.

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