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Accelerate from bachelor’s to Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Carlow University offers a unique, accelerated degree option for students who hold a bachelor’s in nursing that gives students the opportunity to complete a master’s degree which bridges directly into the doctorate program. As a result, students earn a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in leadership.

Save time and money while furthering your career

  • Registered nurses who currently hold a bachelor of science in nursing can complete an MSN in education and leadership and a doctorate of nursing practice in leadership (54-62 credits)
  • The modified plan of study is the perfect format for those who are eager to complete the DNP in a shorter amount of time at a fraction of the cost
  • Work with Carlow faculty and a Carlow statistician to complete a meaningful quality improvement project in partnership with a healthcare organization
  • Doctorate of nursing practice courses are low residency and meet synchronously once per month
  • Master of science in nursing education and leadership courses are entirely online
  • Graduate assistanceships are available

An overview of the course are available in our course catalog or review the MSN to DNP accelerated option plan of study.


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