Nearly all of the 80+ existing DNP programs are post-MSN. None of the DNP programs in the country are accredited yet (the first accreditation visits start later this year). The first accredited will be the programs that have been around a few years and have already graduated students.
At my University, we are waiting until we are formally accredited until we recruit for BSN graduates. We do not want to enroll BSN grads into an unaccredited program. In order to sit for Advanced Practice certification (NP, CNS, CNRA, CNM), you need to have graduated from an accredited program. Nearly all of our present post-MSN DNP students now are already certified as APNs.
Our CCNE site visit is in February 2009. After we are formally accredited, we plan on finalizing the BSN-DNP curriculum and enroll the first students for Fall 2010.
The next few years will be a big period of transition and change in graduate nursing education (especially for APN preparation).