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Post-Master's DNP Early Entry Program

Are you currently enrolled in the MSN program at the University of Mississippi or Alcorn State University? Do you have a desire to reach the highest level of professional nursing practice? The post-master's DNP early entry option provides a seamless transition from master's coursework to doctoral coursework and allows MSN students to reserve a spot in the competitive DNP program while completing their master's degree.

Early acceptance into the DNP program is offered to outstanding University of Mississippi and Alcorn State University MSN students through a competitive selection process. Post-master’s DNP program admission can occur after completion of all first-semester courses of the MSN program through early entry at a participating institution or through regular entry after completing the MSN degree.

Learn more about the DNP

For additional reading on the DNP, including a comparison with PhD program content, please see the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website: