DNP Residency

Cohort – Collaboration – Caring

If these words appeal to you, then our DNP program may be the best choice for you. Like many universities, we work hard to combine relevant curriculum with the needs of our students. We are, after all, a faculty of nurses who have been where you are.

Since the inception of our Doctor of Nursing Practice program, we take the pulse of our students frequently. Is the curriculum current? Does the course timing fit a busy nurse’s schedule? Do the residencies provide a unique and beneficial experience?

The residency question is especially significant, knowing some universities have eliminated them from their DNP program.

So, we asked our current DNP students that very question, and here are some of their responses:

My MSN was completely online, but I wanted to have more of a connection with the university and my fellow peers. I also desired a smooth transition and believed the residency would assist with this.

Being able to spend time with the faculty during the residency to discuss and work through a topic of interest was appealing to me.

Meeting faculty and colleagues face-to-face cannot be substituted with an online experience. It was invaluable to talk one-on-one with faculty and leadership. The opportunity to collaborate was important.

You can’t replace the in-person benefits of meeting, greeting and collaborating with the professors who are instrumental in the degree process, as well as my cohorts.

The camaraderie is so important. I chose a DNP program with a residency for that reason.

We are listening, and we understand that the in-person residencies are very valuable to the student experience, but also can pose challenges. So we have made the year-one residency four days in the Aurora location, and the year-two residency virtual. And we pay for your hotel while you are in Aurora.

We invite you to ask as many questions as you can think up. We’re here to help you make the best decision for your DNP program, even if you don’t choose us.