UT Tyler Graduate Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at The University of Texas at Tyler is unique among doctoral programs in Texas and throughout the entire United States. The reason: Nurses are able to study online in the communities where they live, undertaking collaborative scholarly projects while they prepare to become change agents who influence the future of healthcare. The DNP Program at UT Tyler offers a Clinical Practice Track and a Leadership (Administration, Education, & Informatics) Track to train expert nurse leaders to address complex health issues in a variety of settings.

  • Participate in on-campus, summer orientation and returning-student workshops and then complete the remainder of the program online with occasional on-campus intensives.
  • Enroll in a highly successful, competitive program: Among universities nationwide, UT Tyler is offering a Doctor of Nursing Practice that’s in high demand.

Graduates of the UT Tyler nursing DNP program are employed in a wide variety of roles as consultants, administrators, professors, practitioners, and policymakers. Our graduates, trained as expert “change agents,” can be found in many academic and healthcare organizations across the globe.

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UT Tyler DNP Student Research

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Professional Degree

  • Design and implement evidence-based practice/quality improvement projects that contribute to the improvement of healthcare and foster the implementation of research into practice.
  • Focus on ensuring healthy communities through service-learning activities as statewide disaster planning and involvement in the Cancer Foundation for Life, March of Dimes, and other events.
  • Understand how to incorporate research findings into the development of policies pertinent to nursing and health, both nationally and internationally.


Nursing Faculty: Community-Engaged. Student-Focused.

  • Receive personal support from professors who are committed to helping you reach your career goals.
  • Study with faculty members who are respected leaders in the field of nursing and regular presenters at such gatherings as American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Nursing Informatics Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Program consists of 39 credit hours and 1,000 clinical hours. The total clinical hours includes the clinical hours earned during the student’s MSN program.  (For example, if a student earned 500 hours during their MSN program, then, at least 500 additional hours would be needed to complete the DNP degree).  New students must attend an on-campus orientation before the start of the Fall semester.    

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