Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice poster

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is a practice-focused doctorate for those nurses who desire a terminal degree with a clinical focus. The D.N.P. prepares advance practice nurses to function as experts and leaders in increasingly complex health-care settings. There are two levels of entry for the practice doctorate: post-bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) and post-master of science in nursing (M.S.N.).

NEW OPTION

Be a Leader in Clinical Practice and Nursing Education

The School of Nursing now offers combined M.S.N.-Nurse Educator and D.N.P. in Family or Acute Care Practice. This multidegree option will equip the D.N.P. graduate for the role of the professional nurse educator. Students will earn both the M.S.N. and the D.N.P.. Admission to both the M.S.N. and D.N.P. programs is required. The additional course requirements beyond the D.N.P. program are four courses in the nursing education concentration and an education-focused scholarly project. For additional information please contact Dr. Jan Emory.


Students work closely with preceptors for guided practice and faculty collaboration.

The online FNP Concentration is built upon the standards set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006); Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2012); Population-Focused NP Competencies (2013).

Graduates of the FNP Concentration are eligible to sit for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The online AGACNP Concentration is built upon the standards set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006); the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2012); and, the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies (2010).

Graduates of the BSN-DNP program in Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration are eligible to sit for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.