The core essentials of the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) include translation of research into practice, transformational leadership, and advanced expert nursing practice. To support these essentials, other course work will include nursing/change theory, foundations of advanced practice, health policy, informatics, and population-based health.
Depending on your educational background, the DNP program has two entry options:
- Directly from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) for nurse administrators (61 total credits)
- Post–Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) entry for nurse administrators and advanced practice nurses (38–46 total credits)
The culmination of the program is an evidence-based practice project. The goal of your DNP project is to produce an actual, deliverable product that has originated from practice experience. You will identify a problem and use evidence-based research to develop a proposal to implement and evaluate a practice change initiative.