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BSN to DNP

Further your education and become a nursing leader

BSN-prepared RNs can continue their education for advanced practice with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Belmont University School of Nursing.

DNP graduates will be eligible for the national Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP).

 Graduates will attain clinical, organizational and leadership expertise designed to meet the changing demands of the present and future health care system. 

The program will develop nursing leaders skilled in the measurement of:

  • patient and population outcomes
  • education of diverse populations
  • leadership in health policy development and implementation
  • translation of evidence into clinical practice
  • advocacy for safe and quality care within complex health care delivery systems.

The Belmont DNP meets the professional standards for the practice doctorate (DNP Essentials) developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The BSN-to-DNP can be completed in three years of full-time study at Belmont's Nashville campus. The BSN-DNP program of study was developed for full time study, but a part time option is available. Students interested in this option should consult with the program director.




MSN-To-DNP

Further your nursing education and elevate your career

Belmont University’s post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program elevates master's prepared nurses to the next level in leadership, advocacy and scholarship. 

The program develops nursing leaders skilled in measurement of:

  • patient and population outcomes
  • education of diverse populations
  • leadership in health policy development and implementation
  • translation of evidence into clinical practice
  • advocacy for safe and quality care within complex health care delivery systems. 

Graduates attain clinical, organizational and leadership expertise designed to meet the changing demands of the present and future health care system.

The Belmont DNP meets the professional standards for the practice doctorate (DNP Essentials) developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The program is offered in a hybrid format with intensive classes held on campus during four weekends (Friday evening & Saturday) each semester supplemented by online course work and interactions. The post-master’s DNP program of study was developed for full time study, but a part time option is available. Students interested in this option should consult with the program director.


MSN to DNP-Health Care MBA

The DNP-Health Care MBA is a dual degree program offered cooperatively by Belmont University School of Nursing and the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business. The program provides a unique opportunity for master's prepared nurses to get a cutting-edge education in doctoral nursing practice and business in the nation's capital for healthcare business, Nashville, Tennessee.

With Belmont’s DNP-Health Care MBA, students can:

  • Complete all the requirements for both degrees within three and a half years
  • Complete both degrees with tuition savings compared to enrolling in each program separately
  • Benefit from Belmont’s signature personal interaction with experienced, highly regarded faculty in both programs

The program will develop nursing leaders skilled in measurement of:

  • patient and population outcomes
  • education of diverse populations
  • leadership in health policy development and implementation
  • translation of evidence into clinical practice
  • advocacy for safe and quality care within complex health care delivery systems.

Graduates will attain clinical, organizational and leadership expertise designed to meet the changing demands of the present and future health care system.

The Belmont DNP meets the professional standards for the practice doctorate (DNP Essentials) developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). DNP courses in the post-master's program are offered in a hybrid format with intensive classes held on campus during four weekends (Friday evening & Saturday) each semester supplemented by online course work and interactions.

MBA courses at Belmont are offered in a synchronous online format during weekday evenings (6:15 - 9 p.m.). Learn more about Belmont's Health Care MBA.