Post-Master’s (ARNP prepared) to DNP program cost

Tuition is based on a cohort model. Students must complete the program with their cohort to remain eligible for cohort pricing.

Total program cost: The MSN (ARNP-prepared) to Doctor of Nursing Practice program is 35 continuous semester hours, from summer 2021 through spring of 2023, with a total program cost of $40,108. Additional coursework may be required based on coursework analysis (must meet the AACN DNP Essentials competencies).

Cost per semester credit hour: $1,148
Nursing Program Fee: $4,266 (Subject to change)

Additional fees may include: 
Technology fee ($250/year), wellness fee ($100/year), a one-time matriculation fee ($200), books and materials for coursework. Any required additional coursework: Variable (depends on result of gap analysis), Required textbooks, Graduation fee, Laboratory fees, health requirement clearance, health insurance, professional liability insurance.

2021-2023 Cohort Program Cost Sheet (PDF)

Cost breakdown by term

Summer 2021 6 credits – Tuition: $6,888
NURS 701 Theoretical Foundations & Evidence Based Practice (3)
NURS 702 Information Systems and Patient Care Technology (3)

Fall 2021 6 credits – Tuition: $6,888
NURS 720 Analytical Methods (Research I) (3)
NURS 721 Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3)

January 2022 6 credits – Tuition: $6,888
NURS 704 Policy and Politics: Implications for Health Care (3)
NURS 705 Clinical Resource Management (3)

Spring 2022 4 credits – Tuition: $4,592
NURS 790 Translating Research (3)
NURS 791 Proposal Seminar (1) (60 practicum hours)

Summer 2022 2 credits – Tuition: $2,296
NURS 792 DNP Project I (2) (120 practicum hours)
** Note: federal financial aid not available this term, as unit load falls below 4 semester hours**

Fall 2022 5 credits – Tuition: $5,740
NURS 703 Organizational & Systems Leadership (3)*
NURS 793 DNP Project II (2) (120 practicum hours)
*Can also be taken Fall of first year if able to carry 9 credits.

January 2023 2 credits – Tuition: $2,296
NURS 794 DNP Project III (2) (120 practicum hours)
* Note: January term is not eligible for federal student aid

Spring 2023 4 credits – Tuition: $4,592
NURS 795 Transition to DNP Practice (1)
NURS 799 DNP Scholarly Project IV (3)