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Course of Study

The program is completed in 9 semesters of full-time study. A more detailed overview of the curriculum can be viewed below.

Transfer Credits

DNP students may transfer up to 6 graduate credit hours (with a grade of B or above) with approval of the DNP Graduate Program Director. No course being transferred may be older than 6 years at the time of graduation.


Human patient and other lower fidelity simulation is used throughout the program’s curriculum. Students have ongoing access to the CAE Healthcare-HPS Simulator, birthing simulators and all Laerdal Simulator Models. Additional simulated training occurs using central venous, arterial, nerve block, intubation, and other parts trainers.

Detailed Program Information

More detailed information about the program can be found in the applicant brochure below.

Tuition, Clinical Fees and Expenses

The cost of the program consists of tuition and fees paid to UNC Charlotte, clinical fees paid to CMC Nurse Anesthesia Program and other associated expenses. An estimate of total program cost can be found in the applicant brochure.

For additional information on current tuition and fees, please contact the UNC Charlotte Office of Graduate Admissions at 704-687-5503 or the Nurse Anesthesia Program Office at 704-355-2375.


The Forgivable Education Loan for Service was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011 and should be available for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. The loan provides financial assistance to qualified students who are committed to working in North Carolina in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas. Information for this program can be found by clicking on the link below.

Financial Aid

For information on available financial aid, please contact The Office of Student Financial Aid at the UNC Charlotte, located on campus at 122 Reese Building, 704-687-5504 or visit the UNC Charlotte site.

Additional Information

Additional questions and answers related to the program, program admission and application may be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.