Health care in America is changing faster than at any time in history. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program prepares nurses with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed at the highest levels of nursing practice and administration. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take on organizational and systems leadership and will possess advanced clinical skills, the ability to mobilize interdisciplinary teams, to establish collaborative relationships to solve complex clinical problems and to initiate policy and programmatic changes. The doctor of nursing practice is a terminal degree in nursing that can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study or two years of part-time study in an online format.
Whether you are an advanced practice nurse (nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist or nurse midwife) or a nurse administrator, this degree will prepare you for leadership roles in evidence- based practice and to fully implement emerging science and practice innovations in health care.
The administration option is available for master's-prepared nurses to effectively improve the safety and quality of patient care, administer health care programs and organizations and develop and implement health policy. Educator add-on courses are available for those who desire to teach in a school of nursing.
D.N.P. Administration Full-Time Plan of Study - 12 monthsD.N.P. Administration Part-Time Plan of Study - 24 months D.N.P. Administration with Additional Educator Role Concentration Options (3 options available)
The advanced practice option for master's-prepared advanced practice nurses is intended to prepare individuals at the most advanced level of nursing practice. Graduates are educated to effectively advance the management of individuals, families and the population and improve the safety and quality of patient care. Educator add-on courses are available for those who desire to teach and lead in a school of nursing.
D.N.P. Advanced Practice Full-Time Plan of Study - 12 monthsD.N.P. Advanced Practice Part-Time Plan of Study - 24 monthsD.N.P. Advanced Practice with Additional Educator Role Concentration Options (3 options available)
Doctor of Nursing PracticeEntry Month: JuneNursingCAS Deadline: February 1
D.N.P. with Educator ConcentrationEntry month: January NursingCAS Deadline: September 1
Applications to the doctor of nursing practice program are made directly through NursingCAS. An instructional video and detailed information regarding NursingCAS can be found at www.nursingcas.org.
The steps below outline the application process for the D.N.P. program. Applicants to the program are required to submit both an application through the nursing centralized application process (NursingCAS) as well as a supplemental application form. Before beginning these applications, it is recommended that you complete the following checklist.
Download the D.N.P. administration full-time plan of study.Download the D.N.P. administration part-time plan of study.Download the D.N.P. advanced practice full-time plan of study.Download the D.N.P. advanced practice part-time plan of study.
A 2008 graduate of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, was called to help provide needed care to vulnerable children around the world.