Practice experiences should be designed to provide students with opportunities for feedback and reflection and should include in-depth work with experts in nursing, as well as experts from other disciplines, within practice environments.
End-of-program immersion experiences for DNP programs should provide the context within which the final DNP project is completed.
At the conclusion of the program, all students will demonstrate competence in the eight essentials of doctoral education, be prepared for their specialty role as an individual health care provider, and be trained for leadership roles within the larger health care system.
The Doctorate of Nursing practice (DNP) is a program designed to prepare the nurse at an advanced level of nursing science.
The program emphasizes the development of the student’s capacity to impact the clinical setting as leaders and educators and to utilize clinical research to improve and transform health care.
Our program is based on the understanding that nursing provides services which includes the direct care of individual clients, transcultural nursing, management of care for rural populations, administration of nursing systems, and development and implementation of health policy.
Many institutions design DNP programs in part-time, accelerated, and/or online formats to accommodate working nurses with demanding schedules and professional responsibilities.
Online DNP programs provide students with a unique opportunity to complete all or most of the didactic requirements through interactive, web-based study, relieving the burden of having to adhere to a strict academic schedule.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is the largest accrediting agency for graduate nursing programs in the U.
S., although the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN) also accredits DNP programs.