Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track (DNP) [discontinued]

This program is not currently accepting new students.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program is an 80-credit hour, BSN to DNP program offered as a full-time or part-time plan of study. The entry to practice DNP degree offers students a hybrid approach to learning by combining remote, asynchronous courses with timely on-campus, hands-on learning intensives. In this program students will gain the requirements necessary to be eligible for a National Certification Examination (NCE). The goals of the DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner include the following:

DNP Program Goals

The goals of the DNP program are based on The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2021).

  • Integrate nursing science and theory, knowledge from other healthcare disciplines, and nursing research to develop innovative practice approaches that improve health and reduce health disparities for individuals and populations.
  • Utilize leadership skills and interprofessional collaborations/partnerships to influence health policy, advocate for social justice, and promote ethical, equitable, safe, and quality health care for individuals and diverse populations.
  • Implement ethical, cost-effective, and evidence-based changes within complex care systems that produce improved health outcomes and advance the discipline of nursing.
  • Engage in the scholarship of nursing, utilize communication and technological systems, and practice ongoing professional development to improve health outcomes and build strong, informed nurse leaders.
  • Provide leadership at the highest level to design, direct, and evaluate innovative, evidence-based approaches to care delivery that achieve safe, quality, culturally competent person-centered care.
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