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Doctor of Nursing Practice: Executive Leadership or Advanced Practice

Achieve your professional goals at the highest level of nursing practice.

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program admits master’s prepared registered nurses prepares graduates to deliver safe, high-quality healthcare to the nation at the highest level of independent practice. Utilizing complex decision-making and organizational and systems leadership, graduates are prepared to shape and sustain advances in healthcare policy and engage in clinical scholarship to create, implement and evaluate strategies that address emerging practice issues. Complete the DNP program in just over two years, taking all your courses online with two on-campus intensives – perfect for working professional nurses.

The 36-credit program takes just over two years to complete and includes a culminating DNP project. The DNP program offers two tracks: an advanced practice program track with a direct care focus where projects produce systemic changes to improve care of patient populations in systems in which they practice or an executive leadership program track with an indirect care, aggregate system focus where students analyze populations, systems of care, organizations, and state or national policies and produce quality improvement projects in the practice environment leading to enhanced healthcare delivery and population outcomes. Throughout the program you will learn from doctoral prepared faculty with broad experience in advanced clinical practice and nursing leadership. Graduates of Felician's MSN program (Nursing Administration track, Adult-Gerontology NP track or Family NP track) who meet academic requirements enjoy a seamless transition into the DNP program.

Program Outcomes

Students in the Doctor of Nursing Program leave the program with the skills to develop and evaluate new practice approaches that will improve health care delivery, effect changes in clinical practice, and collaborate with health care teams to improve patient-centered care. Follow this link to view Doctor of Nursing Practice program outcomes.


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Graduate Course Catalog

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