Skip to content
UTA Menu

Connect with UTA

College of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at ArlingtonCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at Arlington


Touching Lives. Transforming Health Care.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program builds upon the foundation of the master's degree in nursing and prepares nurses for advanced roles in leadership, clinical expertise, as well as innovation in problem recognition and resolution using evidence-based practice.

Courses include leadership, translation of evidence, health policy, epidemiology and informatics. The 36 credit hour program uses blended online and traditional classroom delivery formats. The required courses (36 hours) identified for the DNP curriculum meet the AACN Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. (AACN, August 2006.) A student who can make a full-time commitment can complete the UTA DNP in as little as two years (six semesters).

APPLICANTS - Please note application deadlines for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation are different than those for the University.

  • Fall - applications are due June 30


  • Translate clinical and/or administrative science to transform practice.
  • Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership in promoting interprofessional collaboration and quality improvement.
  • Appraise and synthesize the evidence for translation in advanced nursing practice.
  • Apply knowledge of information systems and technology in the evaluation and use of data to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Analyze and advocate policy to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Evaluate issues and trends in global and population health to improve healthcare outcomes. 

The program is open to most master's-prepared nurses who hold certification, provided the institution granting their MSN degree is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, or an equivalent accrediting body. Unconditional admission may be granted to eligible nurses with earned GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Donna L. Hamby, DNP, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Contact us via email: