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Doctor of Nursing Practice - General

Brandman University



Brandman University's online Doctor of Nursing Practice - General has been created for those advanced practice nurse(nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist) with a Master of Science degree in nursing who is ready to complete their clinical doctorate.

Course topics in this program include:

  • Evidence-based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice
  • Leading Through Innovation
  • Transforming Health Care Through Outcomes Management
  • Innovations in Technology and Information Access
  • Biostatistics for Clinical Practice
  • Health Care Policy, Organization and Delivery
  • Health Risk and Crisis Communication
  • Leading Through Innovation
  • Innovations in Technology and Information Access


The Post-Masters to DNP program is delivered using a blend of: three, 2-4 day immersion sessions at the Irvine campus; internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work; and online lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

Additional Entry Option

The Post Master's to DNP program is also available for the registered nurse who currently holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN):

  • and is not an advanced practice nurse but who wants to move into advanced practice in one of five offered specialties;
  • OR

  • is an advanced practice nurse who wants to add one of Brandman's five offered specialties.

These students may apply under Brandman's BSN to DNP program and will be admitted once a year into the Spring 1 (January) term. An individual program of study will be designed after admission and upon review of transcripts to allow the maximum number of credits to transfer from the Master of Science degree.

33 credits completed in 2 years, part time


  • Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Submit a $50 application fee. Apply online and we'll waive the $50 application fee!
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution, and from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.

Accreditation Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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