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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an advanced-level practice, terminal degree that focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing rather than academic research. The Breen School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program emphasizes development of nurse leaders who use evidence-based practice for optimizing health care delivery through effective systems transformation. The curriculum for the DNP degree includes advanced practice, leadership and application of clinical research. Graduates with this terminal practice degree will be prepared for roles in direct care or indirect, systems-focused care.

Mission Statement
The Breen School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program focuses on the development of nurse leaders who use evidence-based practice for optimizing health care delivery through effective systems transformation. As DNP graduates plan and implement their practice with individuals and populations, they learn to integrate the spiritual, biological, social, psychological and cultural factors that influence human responses to health and illness. The goal of DNP practice, in addition to providing excellent care to patients, is to optimize health care delivery through effective systems transformation, or planned change.



The DNP program at the Breen School of Nursing is
is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Suite 530
Washington DC 20036
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aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

Curriculum Plans
Graduate Catalog