In the DNP Program, the advisor can be either a Category P or M Graduate Faculty member. The DNP student’s faculty advisor serves as the chair of the student’s Final Document Project Committee. In consultation with the faculty advisor, the student also selects and requests the participation of two additional Graduate Faculty Members with M or P status, at least one of whom must be from the College of Nursing.
In addition, there are some individuals who have been specially approved by the Graduate School to serve on DNP Professional Examination and Final Project committees without a petition being required to be submitted to the Graduate School. These individuals are not Graduate Faculty (with P or M status) but instead are appointed as External faculty by the Graduate School in EX (External) status. Only one member of the DNP committee may serve in EX status.
Information regarding DNP faculty areas of interest can be found on the StudentWeb.
The Graduate Studies Committee maintains a current list of individuals who have approval of the Graduate School to serve on DNP Professional Examination and Final Project committees in one of the three categories of appointment (P, M, EX), which is available on the StudentWeb. Please note that this list is updated frequently; therefore, older paper-based versions of the document should not be relied on for the most current information about committee service eligibility. Please direct any questions about committee service eligibility to the Graduate Studies Chairperson.