DNP Survey Results

DNP Annual Outcomes Survey Results and Information

Thank you for being a part of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and/or 2017 Annual DNP Outcomes Surveys. Select information is available for your download and review:

2013 Data Summary: State of the DNP Degree: Analysis of Four Years of National Survey Data

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 the annual surveys.

Estimates are based on the following assumptions:

  • The number of years each program has been producing graduates
  • The annual cohort numbers are constant
Year Annual Number of DNP Graduates Nationally (estimated) Estimated Cumulative Total DNP Graduates

2012

10,000

10,000

2013

13,000

23,000

2014

17,000

40,000

2015

20,000

60,000

2016

35,000

95,000

2017

42,000

137,000

More information will follow.