Where are the DNP Programs?

by YupYup YupYup (New) New

I'm interested in getting my CRNA DNP. What programs offer a DNP program? Is there a program that allows you to attain a DNP bridge degree while you work on your Master's CRNA degree?


Specializes in CVPACU, CCU, ICU. Has 14 years experience.

Great question and I am curious about DNP program locations also.

lovegasRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU. Has 4 years experience.

VCU has a bridge program and TCU is starting one. I don't know what other schools have DNP programs. Actually TCU is DNP and VCU is DNAP. If that matters to you.


Specializes in DNAP Student.

I know TCU and U of Pittsburg offer DNP for CRNAs. Texas Wesleyan University and Virginia Commonwealth University offer DNAP.

University of Minnesota's CRNA program is now DNP, the first class starts Aug '09, I believe.


Specializes in SRNA class of 2010. Has 4 years experience.

what will the benefit be to have DNP or DNAP?

Other than possibly teaching in the future if DNP becomes a requirement, I am not sure??? I don't think it will = more $$. However, I do applaud anyone that wants to pursue it. I hope I'm done after this!

I think OHSU in Portland has one too. Double check though.

I know that DNP stands for Doctorate of Nursing Practice and DNAP stands for Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, but what is the practical difference between the two?


Specializes in ICU, Informatics.

OHSU= Masters

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