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DNP, or Doctor of Nursing Practice, is a highest level of nursing education that an individual can attain. DNP programs are designed to take an individual from being a registered nurse to being an independent primary care provider, such as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or a clinical nurse specialist.
The only DNP program in the state of Wyoming is offered by the University of Wyoming's Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing. This school evaluates candidates based on six criteria:
A DNP is able to work in a variety of different fields within the healthcare industry. The University of Wyoming offers one nurse practitioner program, which prepares students to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
An individual must have at least a BSN to apply for the program. The program last for 3 years and is full-time. A student who is current a FNP or a PMHNP and only wants to obtain a DNP degree may attend the program part-time.
This program is an online/traditional hybrid. Students complete some of the work online, but must physically attend an intensive session once or twice a year.