Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP program is designed for MSN prepared nurses who wish to pursue a clinical doctoral degree in Nursing. The program prepares nurses to practice at the highest level of professional practice and competence. The goal of the program is prepare expert nurses who will provide nursing care in a variety of settings, serve as leaders in improving the health care system, and educate future nurses. Nurses who hold a Master`s dregree in nursing (any specialty) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education are eligible to apply.
We offer a part-time curriculum allowing professionals to continue their careers while enrolled in our program. 7 semesters (2 ½ years ) in length, with students taking 6 to 7 credits per semester.
At the completion of the DNP program, students will be able to:
- Integrate nursing science with other disciplines as the basis for the highest level of evidence-based nursing practice
- Demonstrate professionalism, advocacy, ethical principles, and scientific integrity in advanced nursing practice
- Provide collaborative leadership in the development of clinical practice models, health policy, and standards of care, for diverse populations
- Generate system and outcomes research and analyze other evidence to guide improvements in practice
- Utilize information systems/technology to support and improve nursing care and healthcare systems, and prevent illness and disability.
DNP Program Information
Application deadline: Feb 1st
New DNP Students
- Orientation (PDF)
- Schedule of Classes 2013-2014 (PDF)
- Getting Ready for Online Learning
- Hardware and Software Requirements