Nursing Practice Degree, DNP

The purpose of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi DNP program is to provide learning experiences to nurses with advanced preparation that will lead to their acquisition of knowledge and skills essential for reducing the incidence and impact of preventable disease and injury within their communities, improving administration of delivery systems, policymaking, and design or expansion of educational programs. The A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ (CONHS) extensive network of healthcare providers, agencies, and veterans services provides rich practice experiences to enhance the DNP student’s knowledge and skills. These skills are essential in the development of experts responsible for translating evidence to practice. Please be aware this program was developed to address healthcare needs of South Texans and DNP projects will be completed in the State. The DNP Degree is offered completely online and only admits new students in the Spring semester.

The DNP Program includes two specialty tracks: (1) The Nurse Practitioner Track; and (2) The Executive Leadership Track.

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) Track: The NP track is designed for nationally certified nurse practitioners holding a current unencumbered license with authority to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of Texas.
  • Executive Leadership (ExL) Track: The ExL track is designed for nurses holding a Master of Science degree with an administrative focus or equivalent; and holding a current unencumbered license with authority to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (