The DNP is structured as a year-round program with courses completed during the fall, spring and summer terms. Students admitted to the DNP program may complete the program in as little as 24 months through the full-time option. The full-time option requires the completion of two courses per semester. The part-time option allows students to spread the curriculum across a four-year time span by completing one course per semester. DNP courses will be offered through a mix of online blended course delivery methods as well as face-to-face courses for capstone project development and evaluation.Program Outcomes
The DNP graduate will:
1. Implement the highest levels of advanced nursing care.
2. Provide leadership in healthcare organizations for the promotion of comprehensive, holistic patient care.
3. Implement change within integrated healthcare systems.
4. Make decisions based on the integration of a strong knowledge base, personal and professional values and diverse cultural, religious, spiritual and ethical perspectives.
5. Utilize evidence-based practice, including the use of informatics, to meet the health promotion, maintenance, and restoration needs of individuals, families, groups, systems and communities.
6. Implement policy-based approaches to healthcare that advance population health.
7. Function in independent and interdependent roles as the colleagues of other health professionals in various healthcare settings.