Montana State University Bozeman: DNP Program Review
Montana State University Bozeman, College of Nursing, Montana State University, P.O. Box 173560, Bozeman, MT 59717-3560.
Part of the Montana State University system, Montana State University Bozeman is based in the city of Bozeman, Montana. Other campuses in the Montana State University system include MSU-Billings, MSU Northern and MSU Great Falls College of Technology. MSU Bozeman enrolls over 14,000 students and was founded in 1893.
As with many universities throughout the nation, Montana State University is in the process of developing a Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Since the American Association of Colleges of Nursing designated the DNP to replace the MSN qualifications by 2015, universities have rapidly began to phase out MSN programs in favor of the DNP.
Currently, Montana State University offers BSN and MSN programs. The university plans to transition its current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) offerings to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. The current APRN offerings are FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP).
The DNP program is likely to be offered beginning Fall 2013. Currently the program is in the process of obtaining approval from the Montana State Board of Regents. The Doctor of Nursing Practice will require approximately 3 years of study.
Financial aid may be available in the form of nursing traineeships, which are available only to students enrolled in the NP program.