The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree designed to prepare nurses at an advanced level of nursing science. The program emphasizes the development of the student’s capacity to impact the clinical setting as a leader and to utilize clinical research to improve and transform healthcare. Advanced practice nurses with practice doctorates will address significant practice issues in a scholarly way, adopt broad system perspectives for health promotion and risk reduction, act as agents of change to transform client/community care, participate in the ongoing evaluation of healthcare outcomes, and assist in the translation of research leading to positive nursing practice changes.
Students may now enroll in a part-time option for the DNP program. In this option, students will take one course during each block. DNP 810 and DNP 812 are courses specifically developed for the part-time option for students to work on the practice project. Residencies and coursework will run concurrently with full-time students.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program will prepare students to:
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