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ND to DNP Conversion

In 2005, the Nursing Doctorate (ND) degree was changed to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Because the DNP is a newer degree, it is not possible to give it to previous ND graduates. However, ND graduates will be able to receive a certificate (similar to a diploma) from Case Western Reserve University that verifies that their ND is equivalent to the new DNP. These graduates will hence be able to use the initials DNP when listing their professional credentials.

As the DNP is a post-Masters degree, this option will be available for either: (1) those who have completed the three-year ND curriculum and attained a Masters in Nursing, or (2) those who have completed the four-year ND curriculum. If you are an ND graduate who meets these criteria, please complete the conversion form.

ND to DNP Conversion Form (PDF)

This form can be completed on your computer and then printed. Adobe Reader required.