Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Flexible Schedule. High Demand Specialties.

Are you ready to advance your career?

DNPs are in demand across the health care industry and with our hybrid program you can obtain your doctorate in as little as 2.5 years (full-time). Transition to an Advanced Practice with confidence, while being prepared to provide exceptional high-quality care to your community. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a hybrid program utilizing a mixture of online didactic coursework, on-campus intensives and on-ground practicum and clinical placements.

Meet Our Students & Graduates

Shaju Francis

Being from Arizona, it is a dream doctoral program that offers most of the clinical rotations in AZ, and I was fortunate to be one of the 11 students for the Class of 2020. Very experienced faculty, flexibility with the combination of in-class and online didactic, and the state-of-art simulation labs are the highlights.

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Erica Castillo

As a Latina, I know first-hand the impact family and culture have on patient outcomes, and as a provider, I hope to break down these barriers so patients are more willing to acknowledge their condition and accept help.

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Accreditation & Affiliations

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The University of Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Western Institute of Nursing

The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001. Main Number: 847-655-1160. Fax: 847-692-7137. Email:

Director of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Program

Allen Prettyman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
Clinical Professor
Contact the DNP Program to Learn More and Apply
University of Arizona College of Nursing
P.O. Box 210203
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0203