Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
(The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a new degree program that the College of Health and Human Services has been authorized by the Higher Learning Commission to offer since the Fall 2008 Trimester.)
Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is competitive; only a limited number of applicants will be admitted to the program.
The doctor in nursing practice (DNP) provides a professional practice doctorate in nursing that is designed for applicants to matriculate at two entry points: post baccalaureate or post master’s degree with a major in nursing. The degree prepares the graduate for a career with a focus on one of the following advanced professional practice specialties:
- community behavior
- direct practice
The sequence of courses provides the DNP graduate with the skills to assume leadership in meeting the healthcare needs of clients in a variety of settings; the program has an emphasis on the care of vulnerable populations.