Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Masters)
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program prepares nurse leaders to apply advanced practice skills at the highest level of clinical practice. Throughout the course, the highest standards of study and performance are expected. Students will acquire the skills to influence change that will improve health outcomes in populations specific to their advanced specialty preparation. The development of evidence-based interventions, quality improvement methodologies, and health policy changes to enhance health care delivery at the system-wide practice level will be emphasized. The program culminates with practice immersion experiences in which the student develops, implements, and evaluates a practice change initiative within the clinical setting.
The post master's DNP is for nurses who have already earned a master’s degree and who wish to pursue the DNP degree. The post master's DNP option is a two-year, 37 credit program offered in an executive format. Students are required to complete 336 hours of clinical time to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence-based scholarly project.