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Brooklyn Kolbe

Doctor of Nursing Practice `17

Brooklyn Kolbe was searching for a blend of research and bedside clinical practice when earning her doctorate. The Sinclair School of Nursing’s online DNP program offered her the flexibility she required as a single mother and the experience she needed to further her career.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Doctorate
  • Academic home: Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Delivery mode: Blended, some campus visits required
  • Credit hours: Approximately 72
  • Estimated program cost: $39,271.20*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in gerontology. If you want to become a clinical expert in advanced nursing, empower other nurses, and effect system wide improvements in care, this may be the degree for you.

Graduates will be eligible for certification from the following bodies:

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners.

Potential careers

  • Clinical nurse specialist for aging adults
  • Health care services coordinator
  • Institutional health care consultant
  • Research coordinator
  • Clinical instructor

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but an on-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program, approximately once per year.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic experience. If already have a master’s degree, you can study part time and complete the program in three years. If you have a bachelor’s degree and want to study part time, the program is more likely to take you five or six years.

Course work covers, among others

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute, critical and chronic illness
  • Improvement and monitoring of quality, safety and performance outcomes
  • Teaching clients symptom- and self-management strategies
  • Health care policy and finance
  • Physiology/pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology

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This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing.