Program Overview

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program provides the education for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) who are Nurse Practitioners (NP, Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) who are ready to take their careers to a higher level.

Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, graduates will have the knowledge to impact individual, aggregate and population health. The graduate will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Translate the complex scientific foundation of advanced nursing practice to the development of practice knowledge, skills and attributes.
  • Analyze existing healthcare systems to develop and implement change that will improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of accessible, affordable patient-centered care.
  • Analyze technology used in patient care, patient education and healthcare information systems for the advancement of evidence-based practice.
  • Design processes to measure outcomes for national benchmark comparison to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of accessible, affordable patient-centered care.
  • Provide leadership in shaping health policy that will support the ethical, equitable provision of healthcare.
  • Integrate into practice evidence-based health-promotion and disease-prevention strategies based upon data, including the public health sciences such as epidemiology, biostatistics and genomics.
  • Employ effective communication and collaborative skills in the development, clinical practice and scholarly dissemination of advanced nursing practice knowledge.
  • Evaluate the integration of ethics and social justice with evidence-based strategies of advanced nursing practice to minimize ethical uncertainty, promote moral agency and inform ethically justifiable decisions for diverse patient populations.
91%: 2015 NCLEX pass rate