Doctor of Nursing Practice for APRNs
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to prepare leaders for the nursing profession who have expertise in advanced nursing specialty practice with an individual or aggregate focus. The DNP program is consistent with the overall mission of the School of Nursing which is to prepare nursing leaders who can facilitate quality health care for our nation.
Advanced practice registered nurses (Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Practitioners) who are Master prepared can enroll in the DNP completion program where they will gain additional knowledge and clinical expertise in a defined area of advanced nursing practice. Core knowledge in the scientific, philosophical, ethical, health policy,and business aspects of clinical practice will provide a foundation for the DNP Scholarly Practice and final evidence-based translational project.
Doctor of Nursing Practice for RNs
The BSN to DNP program is designed for RNs who desire APRN preparation as nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists with leadership expertise at the clinical doctorate level. Core knowledge in the scientific, philosophical, ethical, health policy, and business aspects of clinical practice will provide a foundation for the clinical coursework, DNP Scholarly Project and final evidence-based translational project. Options include NP preparation as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), dual Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner (PNP/FNP), dual Adult-Gerontology/Family Nurse Practitioner (ANP/FNP), and Family/Lifespan Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) as well as Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) preparation in Adult-Gerontology.