Doctor of Nursing Practice

NMSU Online degree programs are designed to serve students who want to pursue a program or course(s) via technology (100% online, hybrid or ITV formats) . NMSU Online offers programs in online and hybrid formats for Certificates, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Graduate Certificates, and Doctorates,  as well as and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares leaders for the highest level of practice and is the terminal practice degree.  It has two specialty tracks, Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.Although the coursework for these programs is web-based, *the clinical component consists of over 1000 contact hours*. Anyone interested in pursuing a nurse practitioner doctorate must make certain that they can accommodate the intensive time commitment that these programs require.

College: Health and Social Services
Delivery Format: Hybrid on-campus one week per year usually in May
Program Credits: 43 - 50 credits
Program Length: 3 - 4 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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OccupationsSalary Range
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Critical Care Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Nurse Practitioners$89,610 - $141,990
Registered Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Acute Care Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Contact Information
Name:Karen Pech
Title:Graduate Advisor
Phone: 575 646-7770