State University of New York – Buffalo

Degree Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Post-Masters DNP.

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

126 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

April 1 for Summer admission
July 1 for Fall admission
December 1 for Spring admission

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

A valid US RN license at the time of enrollment.

A minimum of one year of critical care experience as a registered professional nurse is required. This experience is most often acquired within an Intensive Care Unit, where you have been involved in advanced assessment and clinical decision-making based on the interpretation of advanced hemodynamic monitoring and diagnostic assessment. Most applicants possess more than one year of supportive critical care experience.

A minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 is required. If your GPA is below 3.0, you are required to take the GRE. GRE scores obtained only within the last 5 years will be accepted.


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