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Doctor of Nursing Practice
Three students practicing during an on-campus intensive.

A practice–focused terminal degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program prepares graduates to lead the translation of scientific evidence into best practices for improving population health and health systems outcomes.

The DNP Program at UAB, ranked 11th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, offers five distinct pathways that lead to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Each pathway provides career-minded students the opportunity to learn from some of the nation's leading nursing and interprofessional faculty in the state's only Academic Health Science Center, giving them the foundation they need to be leaders across nursing and health care, making a difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve.