University of Kentucky

Doctors of Nursing Program Listing

University of Kentucky
309 College of Nursing Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40536-0232
Year of First Graduating Class: 2005
Number of Students per Annual Cohort: 40
Post MSN hours required: 40
BSN to DNP hours required: 80
Curriculum Delivery: Hybrid

Required attendance at class meetings approximately 4 times each semester on UK’s Lexington, KY campus. Web and BlackBoard work on the weeks in between class sessions.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program focuses on development of advanced competencies for complex practice, and research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, and system management. Graduates will be expert in designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating health care delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.

Full and part time study programs are available. Specialty tracks offered available: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult and Public Health), Nurse Practitioner (Acute, Adult, Adult – Psychiatric Mental Health, Family, Family – Psychiatric Mental Health) and Nursing Management options, are offered. ARNP specialty courses for Adult NP, Family NP and Acute Care NP are offered each year, all other specialty course sequences are offered every other year.

Contacts: Jane M. Kirschling, R.N, D.N.S.
Dean and Professor
(859) 323-6533Patricia B. Howard, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.A.A.
Associate Dean for M.S.N. and D.N.P. Studies
(859) 323-3304

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