DNP Program

Post-Master's to DNP Program (MSN to DNP)

link to video about the DNP program

Overview of the Program

  • Fully On-Line Program
  • Flexible start dates
  • Full-time and part-time available
  • 40-46 credits (depending on transcripts and previous course-related practice hours)
  • Ongoing admissions for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
  • Individualized plans of study to support you as you meet your personal, professional and educational goals
  • Exceptional faculty with diverse academic backgrounds focused on your success

Application Deadline

Applications for the Post-Master's to DNP are processed on a rolling admission basis until the class fills.

Program Coordinator Welcome

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I welcome you to the James Madison University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) webpages. We appreciate your interest in the program. The DNP program is an innovative online program with full-time and part-time study.

Because DNP education is specialized, the specialty content preparing DNP graduates for various practice roles will differ substantially across specialty areas. However, all DNP graduates will demonstrate the competencies in The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

We recognize that it may be difficult for candidates to decide on the DNP program that best suits their personal situation.  We hope that this website will provide the information you seek.  If, however, you have additional questions, please contact us through any of the avenues listed under the Our People.

Best regards,
Christine Argenbright, PhD, RN, CNL
DNP/MSN Leadership Program Coordinator


Licensure/Certification
This program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located while enrolled. You can also determine if the program meets the educational requirements specified by the licensing boards in other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.