The Doctorate of Nursing Practice is designed to prepare graduates in advanced practice nursing tracks for careers in clinical practice with diverse populations, organizational and systems leadership in health care systems, and clinical nursing education. The program produces advanced practice nurses with the skills to apply principles of population health outcomes and evidence-based practice for improvement and transformation of patient care to clinical situations as interprofessional team members.
Plan of Study:
GEP to DNP Pathway for APNs is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, leading to first becoming an RN in the GEP pathway, then the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pathway.
Bachelor's to DNP Pathway for APNs is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nursing, leading to family nurse practitioner track then the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pathway.
Post Master's to DNP Pathway is for individuals with a master's in nursing as nurse practitioners or nurse administrators:
Frequently Asked Questions
Program Fact Sheets:
GEP to DNP Pathway
BSN to DNP Pathway
Post Master's DNP Pathway
GEP to DNP - January 15th
BSN to DNP - March 15th (rolling)
Post Masters DNP - April 14th (rolling)
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