The completely online Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is for practicing registered nurses and aims to prepare advanced practice leaders to affect change through system redesign and evidence-based decision making in a variety of clinical settings.

The DNP degree program at RMU is a five-semester completely online post-master’s program designed to enable students to continue working professionally in their communities while obtaining their doctoral degree. In addition to the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions also offers a Post-Bachelor’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner) degree program, a Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate, and a Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health).

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Important Dates

Fall 2021 Semester Start
The semester begins August 30, 2021
Now Accepting Applications

Fall 2022 Semester Start
The semester begins August 29, 2022

Academic Model

Online Program: Most class sessions will be asynchronous with occasional synchronous sessions. The Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program does not require any visits to campus.

Why Choose RMU?

“At RMU, the best of the best in the nursing field afforded me an opportunity to grow and learn how to put my terminal degree into action best so that I can make a difference in my profession. I will forever be grateful to and for RMU.”
Melissa P. Cleveland DNP, RN

“RMUoHP is the best. Where faculties and students are a family, education is nurtured, and blossoms like a flower. RMUoHP is a dream maker and most dream come true. Thanks to RMUoHP at 55yrs old, my dream has come true.”

Beverly Nedd, DNP, RN
“RMU’s DNP program provides the benefits of both a brick and mortar as well as an internet format. Creating a cohort that can interact from across the nation is so valuable. The faculty are experienced, many are practicing clinicians, and all are interested in student success.”

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RMUoHP Doctor of Nursing Program Highlights

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46 credits

Start Date

August 31, 2020

Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

The Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions was specifically designed for those with a Master of Science in Nursing who desire to further their own education with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. With a 46-credit curriculum, this program allows students to finish through an online program.

This program will help students influence health and social policy for diverse populations in a variety of settings, collaborate with other teams to improve clinical care, and prepare nurses to assume greater practice and leadership roles within a healthcare organization.

The degree requires 1000 post-baccalaureate hours of clinical experience.  Supervised clinical hours, completed in a Master of Science program or Post-Master’s certificate program, may be applied toward the 1000-hour requirement.  The curriculum contains opportunities, including experiences in the completion of the Scholarly Project, to accrue the needed clinical hours.

Graduation Rate – 77%

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

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Become a leader in the nursing profession

Do you aspire to become a nursing professional who can influence health and social policy for diverse social populations in a variety of settings? If so, applying to the RMUoHP Doctor of Nursing Practice program is the first step toward achieving your goals.

We invite you to look through the DNP course materials on our website, speak with a program advisor or program alumnus, and attend a virtual information session to decide whether RMUoHP is the right choice for your educational and professional goals. We are here to be of assistance every step of the way on your journey to becoming a doctor of nursing practitioner.

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Learn more about the DNP program

We invite you to explore the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions DNP program and learn what makes us different from other online doctorate of nursing degree programs. We believe in the power of educating in place, which allows our students to complete their coursework online while participating in clinicals in their communities. Combined with our small class size and top-tier faculty, graduates of the DNP program have the opportunity to work closely with top nursing experts and then take that knowledge back to their communities.

The DNP program has an outstanding graduation rate, and our rigorous program develops healthcare professionals and leaders with advanced evidence-based skills, who critically review the literature, transform system processes at the point of care, participate in research, and advance knowledge through publications and presentations.

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We are committed to the development
of nursing professionals who can:

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Consume and Utilize Research

Use evidence-based skills to critically review research and then use it to improve and transform processes at the point of care.

DNP Leadership

Demonstrate Innovative Leadership

Influence health and social policy at the highest levels of government and in their own communities.


Exhibit Clinical Excellence

Act as ethical and empathetic healthcare providers by using evidence-based practice to improve patient care and outcomes.


Conduct Clinical Research

Advance knowledge in the healthcare community and in public health forums through rigorously-conducted research publications and presentations.

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“The nursing faculty gave me the assistance I needed during my academic years. I appreciate the information and the advice they have given, as well as the opportunities to feel a part of the University, to belong. Their expertise and assistance have been invaluable. I am truly grateful to the faculty, students and staff members I met at RMUoHP for their assistance, interest, and encouragement. I feel that I have improved so much since I joined the program, I would highly recommend this University for all nursing students interested in postgraduate studies.”

Alice Langdon, DNP, MS, NPP: ENYD&TC
“RMU is a great program combining the best of live and online teaching modalities with exceptionally competent faculty and have a very supportive staff. I felt at home in the program and particularly enjoyed my time in beautiful Provo, Utah. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!” Mimi Secor, DNP, NCMP, FAANP
Mimi Secor, DNP, NCMP, FAANP, Nurse Practitioner, Newton Wellesley ObGyn, Newton, MA / President Emerita, Senior Advisor, NPACE
“RMUoHP is responsible for redefining my professional outlook. The faculty cultivated my weaknesses and empowered my strengths. The cohorts are small and lend themselves to a personalized learning environment. This institution is rich with a tradition of pedagogical innovation. I’m forever indebted to the faculty and staff for their support during my doctoral studies.”
Julio Lujano, DNP, RN, FNP, Texas A&M International University

“By attending RUMoHP DNP program, I was able to complete my DNP with the critical pieces of evidence-based research that the degree was defined to provide. I didn’t have to repeat content.”


“Attending RMUoHP was the best decision I ever made. Being taught by industry leaders allowed me an opportunity to see healthcare in multiple ways, shapes and forms. If I had too, I would choose RMUoHP again.”

Melissa P. Cleveland DNP, MSN, RN

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