Doctor of Nursing Practice

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 1,000 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.

Program Information

College: Health, Education and Social Transformation

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: $444.40

Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

Program Chair: Karen Pech


NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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