Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at UMHB is designed to educate post-master’s degreed nurses for professional careers in nursing. The DNP program instills an increased breadth and depth of content with courses in leadership, health policy, and the economics of healthcare practice management. The program's small cohort format delivery promotes collaborative learning in a variety of educational and clinical settings. The DNP program facilitates the preparation of nurses who will be equipped to assume leadership positions in advanced practice and healthcare administration.

This hybrid program provides on campus, classroom learning one Friday and Saturday a month; the remainder of the coursework is completed online. The Scott and White College of Nursing is located in the Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center, which provides state-of-the-art settings for expanding your skill set in an advanced field of study.

UMHB’s Scott & White College of Nursing is seeking an initial accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and its Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program.  CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency which contributes to the improvement of the public’s health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing.  The commission will conduct an on-site visit at UMHB February 21 through February 23, 2018, as a part of the accreditation process.

In accordance with their Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs, CCNA invites UMHB’s communities of interest (students, alumni, faculty, employers, clinical agencies, and the community at large) to provide written input regarding the nursing program.  Signed comments about UMHB’s Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs’ qualifications for accreditation may be submitted to

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001


To be considered, comments must be received by CCNE no later than January 31, 2018.

CCNE shares third-party comments only with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation; at no time during the review process will these comments be shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board.