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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Why Choose Our Program?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a dynamic and comprehensive program that prepares registered nurses for leadership positions in multiple domains of healthcare. Our degree:

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What We Offer:

  • The BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program follows the APRN admissions schedule, and only admits once a year for the Fall semester. This program is designed for RNs who wish to obtain FNP certification and complete DNP coursework concurrently.
  • The BSN to DNP Leadership program follows the APRN admissions schedule, and only admits once a year for the Fall semester. This program is designed for RNs who wish to pursue Leadership roles within nursing systems and organizations while completing DNP coursework.
  • The post-MSN DNP program is designed to accommodate the schedules and individual interests of practicing RNs, advanced practice nurses, nurse administrators, and educators. It offers two cognates:
    • The Advanced Practice track is designed for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses such as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse specialists. In this track, students will enhance their advanced practice specialties with a clinical focus on individuals and populations.
    • The Leadership track focuses on executive-level skills and is suited for RNs and APRNs working within health care systems in areas such as education and administration.

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate principles of ethics and cultural diversity into clinical decision making for individuals and populations experiencing complex health issues.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology and information systems designed to improve the quality of care for individuals and populations.
  • Critically evaluate the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of advanced nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate advanced nursing practice at the highest level to promote health and manage direct and indirect care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic health issues.