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Ursuline's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

June 12, 2012

Ursuline College’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Receives Accreditation

Ursuline College’s Breen School of Nursing is proud to announce official accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. CCNE’s Board of Commissioners determined that the College’s program met all four standards of quality and effectiveness and is accredited until June 30, 2017.

“We are excited and honored to receive this accreditation from CCNE,” said Ursuline’s Dean of Nursing, Christine Wynd PhD, RN, CNAA. “The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree moves nurses into the realm of decision- and policy-making and this certification assures our students that they are receiving a quality education when they attend Ursuline.” 

The College’s DNP is a professional degree program which focuses on the development of nurse leaders who use evidence-based practice for optimizing health care delivery through effective systems transformation. Full-time students enrolled in the program will be able to finish their degree in 24 months and will complete a capstone project with a publishable manuscript. Graduates of the program will be able to plan and implement their practice with individuals and populations by integrating spiritual, biological, social, psychological and cultural factors that influence human responses to health and illness. In addition to the DNP Ursuline offers traditional BSN, RN to BSN, second degree accelerated BSN, and MSN degrees.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ursuline College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

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