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Learn the essentials of the DNP curriculum, discover how to build a curriculum with our in-depth curriculum guide, see examples of outstanding curricula, and more.

DNP Programs Per State in 2015

As of June 2015, there are 264 DNP programs across the United States with 60 more in the planning stages.


The DNP program was a revolutionary response to the unmet need for expert clinicians and leaders within the modern healthcare system. The University of Kentucky College of Nursing launched the first DNP program in 2001. Since its origin, this innovative nursing doctorate has been adopted at a remarkable rate. By 2006, 20 programs existed across the country. In 2011, 182 schools offered DNP degrees. As of June 2015, as many as 264 DNP programs are admitting eager students with 60 more programs in the planning stages.

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