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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Hunter College prepares nurse practitioners and advanced public health nurses who can meet the increasingly complex health needs of diverse urban populations by providing evidence-based, advanced nursing services in a wide variety of settings. The program includes four tracks: the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) DNP, the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (ANP/GNP) DNP, the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) DNP, and the Community/Public Health Nursing (C/PHN) DNP.
The DNP program is open to registered nurses with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing. The program requires completion of 48-90 credits and a total of 1000 supervised clinical hours. Students without a prior Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program complete 90 credits and 1000 supervised clinical hours. Students with a prior Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program may be admitted with advanced standing. Based on an individual assessment of the prior graduate record, (1) required coursework may be reduced by up to 42 credits for the same or equivalent coursework completed for the Master’s degree with a grade of B or better; and (2) relevant supervised clinical hours completed for the Master’s degree may be counted toward the 1000 supervised clinical hours required for the DNP degree.
Graduates of the DNP program meet the requirements for national certification in their specialty area. Graduates of the ANP/GNP, FNP, and PMHNP tracks qualify for New York State certification as a nurse practitioner.