November 21, 2023
Nurse Practitioner Programs at the DNP Level

The Conway School of Nursing is moving its Nurse Practitioner Programs to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) level beginning with incoming students in the fall 2024. The DNP-prepared nurse practitioners will be not only excellent clinicians but also able to navigate financial, care quality, and healthcare systems issues to advocate for their patients and families. Students with an earned Bachelor of Nursing Science (BSN) degree will be eligible to apply for the programs below to earn a DNP.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Dual Acute and Primary Nurse Practitioner

One new nurse practitioner program at the DNP level has been added to the other programs:

  • Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Students who have an earned Master of Nursing Science (MSN) may also apply for admission into any of these Nurse Practitioner Programs to graduate with a DNP.

Students who are already nurse practitioners who wish to be certified to care for a patient population that is different from their current certification may apply for admission to a Post-Graduate Certificate Program in any of the patient populations above.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Complex Healthcare Systems Administration:

We will also be launching a new Master of Nursing Science (MSN) Program this year. The MSN in Complex Healthcare Systems Administration will prepare graduates for management and leadership roles such as nurse manager, case manager, or community health center manager.  Graduates will also be eligible to serve as clinical instructors.


Center for Future Faculty:

The national shortage of nursing faculty has contributed to the national shortage of nurses.  Thanks to a generous donation from Mr. Bill and Mrs. Joanne Conway and Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Catherine Hall, the Conway School of Nursing will be launching the Center for Future Faculty in the Fall of 2024 in collaboration with the schools of nursing at Trinity Washington University, Howard University, and George Washington University. Faculty Fellows who take at least 9 credits of graduate coursework in Nursing Education will be eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Six to eight fellows a year will each receive up to a $10,000 stipend for tuition support depending on the number of credits taken. In addition to taking graduate coursework in nursing education at the Conway School of Nursing, faculty fellows will have the opportunity for a teaching residency and mentoring at any of the four collaborating schools of nursing.