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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / BSN to DNP Program | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

    BSN to DNP Program


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    Nursing, BSN to DNP BSN to DNP Program

    Advance your nursing career and learn to optimize health care delivery.

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    Ready to take the next step? Apply online and receive a decision within two weeks.


    Bridge to your future in nurse leadership through Ursuline's flexible, personalized BSN to DNP program.

    Why pursue this program?

    • Ursuline's BSN to DNP program allows you to complete a terminal degree
    • You'll earn an MSN degree along the way
    • It only takes three years to complete as a full-time student; if you study part time, the amount of time will depend on your courseloads
    • Some credit hours in the BSN to DNP program count towards both degrees

    The National League for Nursing has designated the Breen School of Nursing a national Center of Excellence and U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline's nursing programs among the nation's top nursing programs.


    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare you as an advanced practice nurse and confident leader in the nursing field. In this master's in nursing program, you'll seek to transform the health of your community through reflection and healing interaction with individuals and organizations. Ursuline College MSN program graduates are leaders in nursing and function in both independent and interdependent roles as colleagues of other health care professionals in a variety of settings.

    MSN Degree Program Tracks

    As an MSN degree program student, you can choose from the following areas of study according to your goals and interests:

    Click here for more information about the Master of Science in Nursing.


    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an advanced-level, terminal degree for MSN graduates who wish to become influential in nursing practice, administration, or education. The program will help you develop as an innovative nurse leader who uses evidence-based practice to optimize health care delivery. As a graduate of Ursuline's online DNP program, you will be prepared for roles in direct or indirect systems-focused care.

    The goal of the Doctor of Nursing Practice, in addition to providing excellent care to patients, is to optimize health care delivery through effective systems transformation, or planned change. As a DNP degree holder, you will plan and implement your practice with individuals and populations, integrating the spiritual, biological, social, psychological and cultural factors that influence human responses to health and illness.

    BSN to DNP Curriculum Guides

    Two subspecialities are offered in: palliative care and nursing education. If you are interested in nursing education, you could qualify for the nurse faculty loan, which helps with your tuition for the BSN to DNP.

    Click here for more information about the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

    Associate Professor Mary Beth Zeni, RN, ScD, shares how her research on upstream factors that contributed to adverse health outcomes influenced her nursing practice at regional perinatal centers in this Year of the Nurse video.

    Admission Requirements: BSN to DNP Program

    Students must have a BSN from an accredited nursing program and fulfill the requirements for both the MSN and DNP programs.

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