Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Preparing nurses to participate in the transformation of health care!

Our DNP program consists of three (3) different pathways for students: MSN-DNP, BSN-DNP with a Nurse Practitioner Concentration, and BSN-DNP with a Nurse Anesthesia Concentration.

The mission of the University of Texas Medical Branch Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is to prepare nurses to participate in the transformation of health care with an emphasis on improving access to quality care and health equity for diverse populations.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Pathways

BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)

First and only nurse practitioner program in Texas to offer a dual FNP-AGACNP track!

BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (Nurse Anesthesia)

MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP Program Outcomes

The School of Nursing strives to improve the health of diverse populations in Texas and around the world by advancing nursing excellence through leadership, practice, education, research, and service. The faculty and graduates of UTMB SON value an environment of compassion, respect and the highest standards of integrity and accountability to promote and nourish the development of nursing innovation, scholarship, research, and practice through lifelong learning among all students, faculty and staff through community collaboration and partnerships.

A successful graduate of our Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the UTMB School of Nursing will demonstrate the following:

Translate science and theory from nursing and other disciplines to create the basis for the highest level of nursing practice.

Apply current and emerging evidence to the provision of quality, holistic, and equitable person-centered health care.

Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to improve population health outcomes.

Evaluate evidence and nursing knowledge to inform nursing practice, improve health, and transform health care.

Apply principles of safety and improvement science to improve health care and health care systems.

Collaborate with other professionals and team members to improve health care systems and patient outcomes.

Demonstrate knowledge of ethical, regulatory, and legal standards and principles for selecting and using technology and information systems.

Participate in ethical leadership practices that promote accountability, life-long learning, self-reflection, nurse well-being, and advocacy for the nursing profession.

BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia graduates will also demonstrate the following, as listed in the 2024-2025 Student Handbook:

Demonstrate the foundational practice competencies required for Nurse Anesthesia practice.