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Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

 DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing in partnership with the East Tennessee State University College of Nursing, is in the process of seeking approval through TBR and THEC to offer a joint DNP degree. BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP programs of study, with full-time and part-time options will be available. Specialty concentrations offered through TTU will be Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Specialty concentrations offered through ETSU will be Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Executive Leadership. Students can pursue any of these concentrations through this joint degree program. A general MSN to DNP for those already certified will be available as well. Following necessary approvals, the first BSN to DNP cohort will be admitted Fall 2015 with the first MSN to DNP cohort in Spring 2016. For more information, please contact Professor Barbara Jared at or at (931) 372-3460.