Nursing Practice, D.N.P.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed for nurses involved in any advanced-practice role, including-but not limited to-clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, public health practitioner, nurse executive, nurse informatician, nurse educator, and health policy analyst.
As a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, you complete 37 credit hours of professional, practice-focused course work (post-Master of Nursing). You take courses in nursing informatics, healthcare outcomes and decision making, clinical epidemiology and statistics, evidence-based research and translation, public health policy, and more.
All of your courses use online forums that allow you, your course mates, and your instructors to interact. You and your peers provide feedback to one another, and your instructors respond to comments and facilitate discussions. Some courses also use videoconferencing to enhance interaction.
Graduates of the program are prepared to assume leadership positions in nursing and healthcare, both at system or organization levels and at the direct patient-care level. They may seek careers in primary healthcare, complex healthcare systems, nursing informatics, patient safety, and clinical nursing education.