Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to prepare clinicians with the knowledge and skills to provide the highest standard of care for individuals, families, and communities and navigate today's complex health care systems. Nurse managers and administrators will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and monitor programs of care and policies in complex organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • utilize scientific underpinnings for nursing practice;
  • demonstrate organizational and systems leadership;
  • evaluate clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice;
  • evaluate information systems and patient care technology for the improvement and transformation of health care;
  • influence health care policy for advocacy in health care;
  • collaborate interprofessionally to improve patient and population health outcomes;
  • design clinical prevention and population health interventions; and
  • demonstrate expertise in advanced nursing practice.