The DNP program offers 2 degree tracks and 5 concentrations for post-BSN and post-MSN study.
The courses combine online delivery, high fidelity simulation labs, and clinical experiences, taught by faculty who are currently practicing APNs and experienced in online education.
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The DNP degree is a practice doctorate degree for registered nurses who desire to become an advance practice registered nurse in the specialty area of acute care, family, pediatric, psychiatric mental health or nurse anesthesia. The DNP degree is also available for nurse executives who impact healthcare outcomes through leadership at an executive’s system level.
Registered nurses with a BSN or MSN can enter one of the four DNP-Nurse Practitioner (NP) programs or Nurse Anesthesia and upon graduation can take the certification exam for that specialty. Certified advanced practice nurses with a MSN can enter the “traditional” post-masters DNP program to obtain the additional coursework required for the DNP degree.
There are two entry points to the DNP program:
(1) Registered nurses with a BSN or MSN can enter one of the four DNP-Nurse Practitioner (NP) programs or Nurse Anesthesia and upon graduation can take the certification exam for that specialty.
(2) Certified advanced practice nurses with a MSN can enter the “traditional” post-masters DNP program to obtain the additional coursework required for the DNP degree.
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
MSN to DNP
Nurse Executive Program
"Serving people (patients) has always been my internal drive, and now with my career
advancement, this includes both internal and external customers at the University.
I believe every day I have a purpose, and completing this degree increases my capabilities
to serve, impact positive outcomes, and increase success for individuals at our University
and the community at large."
Shelli Larkin, DNP Nurse Executive Track >>
"If you want to learn the process of leading change, this program is for you. If you want to make processes more efficient and based on evidence, this program is for you. And if you want your ideas to actually be adopted into clinical practice, this program is definitely for you."