University of Vermont: DNP Program Review
University of Vermont, 81 Carrigan Dr., Burlington, VT 05405.
The University of Vermont is a public research university. Located in Burlington, Vermont, UVM is based in what many believe to be one of the most exciting “small cities” in the nation. Nearby metropolitan areas include Montreal, New York, and Boston.
Approximately 13,500 students are enrolled at the University of Vermont, with about 1,500 graduate students. Students at the University of Vermont can enjoy over 150 student organizations, Division 1 Athletics programs and intramural sports. Founded in 1791, the university is the oldest public university in New England.
Currently, the University of Vermont is in the process of developing what will be the only Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the state. The Department of Nursing at the University of Vermont currently offers bachelors and masters nursing programs in addition to a Post Masters certificate.
The Masters of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) in primary care will be replaced by the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program. The DNP program is scheduled to start in fall 2014. The DNP will offer an option both for RNs with a BSN or bachelors degree in a field other than nursing as well as masters prepared nurses. What is currently the Masters Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) will become the Doctor Entry Program in Nursing (DEPN). The DEPN is an accelerated program for aspiring nurses with a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing. Prospective students interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the University of Vermont should check the university website for updates.