Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Admission Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Nursing in one of the following clinical areas:

    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
    • Adult/Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Nurse Practitioners must have current National Board Certification in their designated specialty
  • Must have active U.S. RN license
  • One year of practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse is recommended

DNP Tuition - Per credit 1-11 New York State = $748.00; Non Residents = $1,343.00.

Application Period
DNP Program
October 15, 2014 –
February 1, 2015
Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PNP-BC,FNP-C
Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PNP-BC,FNP-C
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Suzi Koshy, RN, FNP

Upstate's excellent, flexible and innovative education helped me achieve my dreams of becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. Through the hard work, dedication and generous support of the faculty, I enjoyed the privilege of an excellent education.
— Suzi Koshy, RN, FNP