DNP Survey Results

DNP Annual Outcomes Survey Results and Information

Thank you for being a part of the 2010, 2011, 2012 and/or 2013 Annual DNP Outcomes Surveys. Select information is available for your download and review:

State of the DNP Degree: Analysis of Four Years of National Survey Data

Made available at the 6th National DNP Conference,

September 25-27, 2013, Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, AZ.

How many DNP graduates are there in the United States?

To best answer this question, we calculated the number of students reported in each university that responded to your survey.

In 2012 we requested information from 175 university or college DNP programs. Respondents so far have totalled 123 (70.3%). Calculations were based on the following assumptions:

  • The number of years each program has been producing graduates
  • The annual cohort numbers are constant
  • Programs that have not reported numbers are not included in the calculations
Year Number of DNPs Nationally Estimated Total DNP Graduates
2012
10,331
10,331
2013
13,309
23,640
2014

16,486

40,126
2015
19,746
59,872

Calculations and updates will be provided as responses from DNP programs are received.

Calculations and updates will be provided as responses from DNP programs are received.