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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 three years, taking all your courses online with two on-campus intensives – perfect for working professional nurses.
The 36-credit program takes three 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.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program uses rolling admissions. To learn more about how to apply, visit the apply now page. Interested in learning more before applying? Request more information today!
Graduate Course Catalog
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