The D.N.P. program prepares students to lead healthcare innovation at the highest organizational level and influence policy while allowing students to focus on a particular specialty area. The D.N.P. nurse impacts the practice of nursing, the healthcare delivery system and the shaping of health policy by providing the environment, resources and knowledge needed to provide high quality patient and family-centered nursing care and to practice as a professional within an interprofessional team. The program's curriculum consists of 31 to 46 credit hours, including 1,000 course-related practice hours post-B.S.N.
To be considered for admission to the D.N.P. program prospective students must:
Applications are processed on a rolling admission basis until the class fills.
Application Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation criteria includes previous academic and scholarly work, professional experience, professional references, and a professional goal statement and its relationship to both the mission of the School of Nursing and the area of scholarly inquiry focus. Professional references will be reviewed, and an interview may be required.