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New DNP Program at Hunter College

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On May 17, 2011, the Board of Regents of the State of NY authorized Hunter College to confer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree. As a result, we are offering qualified students the opportunity to enroll in the DNP program. There are four tracts available: the Adult/Gerontological DNP, the Psychiatric/Mental Health DNP, the Family Nurse Practitioner DNP, and the Community/Public Health Nursing DNP. Students will choose one of these. Each of the programs is TAP and VVTA Eligible.

The DNP program requires full-time study (12 credits per semester) over a period of 4 years, a total of 90 credits and 1000 clinical hours. In addition to the requirements for the master's program, applicants to the DNP need to have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, a distinct undergraduate nursing research course and introduction to statistics. We also require the GRE (Graduate Record Examination®) with a minimum score of 1200 on math and English combined ( A formal admissions interview is also required.

We can evaluate a student copy of the scores and transcripts but Graduate Admissions will require official copies. We are seeking no more than 24 students for the DNP program for the first cohort (all tracts combined). We anticipate that Hunter College will establish a higher differential tuition for DNP students, although we are not clear yet about the specific amount. Since the DNP program is full-time study, the total amount/semester needs to be established. If you would like additional information or have any questions please feel free to call Dr. Baumann at call 212-481-4457 or email him at


Steven L. Baumann, PhD, GNP, PMHNP
Professor and Coordinator of the DNP Program and the GNP / ANP Masters Program
Kathleen M. Nokes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of Graduate Programs