Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program provides BSN and/or Master's prepared nurses with expanded knowledge and expertise to provide leadership in an evidence-based practice environment as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). There is currently a Post-Master’s option for APRNs as well as two BSN to DNP options. The BSN to DNP option builds on the basic nursing knowledge of the Bachelor’s prepared nurse and provides advanced knowledge and clinical skills to enter the advanced practice registered nurse role. The Post-Master’s option is designed for the Master’s degree-prepared currently licensed and certified nurse practitioner and builds on the foundations of the advanced practice role.
Choose from our flexible program options:
- BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
- BSN-DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- BSN-DNP Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- DNP Post-Master's
In process with ACEN accreditation (Spring 2020) for a Fall 2020 start Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN, BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN, BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate)
We Make Our DNP Program Practical for Full-time Professionals
The DNP curriculum is designed for convenient, flexible online study as well as full- or part-time options. As you progress from course to course, you will:
- Solidify your knowledge of patient care through the application of clinical scholarship and integrate nursing sciences and theories to improve health care delivery systems. The program requires a minimum of 300 clinical hours to meet specific DNP competencies.
- Enhance your leadership and communication skills to lead interprofessional teams in creating innovative solutions for complex health care delivery systems.
- Apply the principles of disease prevention strategies as well as develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion policies to provide better patient outcomes and address gaps in care for population health.
The final requirement of the DNP program consists of a residency experience that includes a DNP scholarly project to demonstrate your ability to translate scientific research into evidence-based, client-centered health care practice.