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Doctorate Programs in Nursing

Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University offers several options for prospective Post-Masters or Post-BSN students who are interested in academic or advanced practice doctorate work. Curriculum is offered through a variety of methods, depending on the program and program track.

Check out the list below, containing all the nursing doctoral programs offered at OCU. Then, use the quick links located within the list (and on the left side of this page) to learn more about each program, including program-specific contact information.

Doctoral Programs Offered at the Kramer School of Nursing

    • Advanced Practice DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner Track (FNP)
    • Advanced Practice DNP: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track (AGACNP)
    • Advanced Practice DNP: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track (PMHNP)
  • MSN-DNP Completion
    • Doctorate in Nursing Practice: Clinical
    • Doctorate in Nursing Practice: Executive Leadership, either Educational or Organizational Leadership
    • Doctorate in Nursing Practice: Community Based Public Health
  • PhD
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

Dates for on-campus intensives:


Fall: August 17, 18, 19


Spring: January 4, 5, 6

*Dates are subject to change. Please confirm the dates before making travel arrangements.

Which nursing doctorate program is right for me?

In order to choose the doctorate program that is the best fit, you will want to consider 1) the degree(s) you currently have, 2) the degree you want to achieve, 3) your ideal doctorate experience:

Current Degrees: Individuals with a Master’s Degree should consider either the DNP Completion or PhD program. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) should consider the DNP Advanced Practice degrees. (A BSN-PhD track is also available. Contact us for more information.)

Desired Degree: Both DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) and PhD programs in Nursing are available from the Kramer School of Nursing at OCU. One key difference between these degrees is that the DNP is a practice-based degree, while the PhD is a research-based degree.