College of Nursing
UTEP’s DNP program is designed for advanced practice registered nurses who want to take their nursing careers to the highest level. Graduates develop the skills to translate evidence-based nursing research into high-quality patient care. Our border health focus prepares DNPs to become leaders in addressing complex health issues affecting vulnerable populations and reducing health disparities.
Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
45-credit DNP builds on the competencies of advanced practice registered nurses
Students meet on campus one weekend a month for five semesters
The DNP program emboldened Michelle Calderon to advocate for patients suffering from headache disorder. A family nurse practitioner for over 10 years, Michelle was named a DOD Primary Care Pain Champion for her DNP project, which involved implementing an evidence-based protocol to accurately assess and treat headache pain in patients at an Army-run outpatient clinic.
The DNP is the terminal degree for clinical nursing practice. Nurses who have their DNP possess the highest level of nursing expertise and work either in a clinical setting or leadership role in a hospital or health organization.