The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) prepares graduates for the specialty areas of executive leadership, nurse anesthesia, and nurse practitioner. The DNP Program provides the student with the opportunity to strengthen one's clinical skills by gaining intensive experiences in one's specialty area of practice, enhance the understanding of the theoretical underpinnings that supports one's specialty area of practice, and broaden one's perspective of healthcare systems and delivery models from a Christian worldview.
The post-master's DNP is designed as a full-time or part-time track that begins the fall of each year. Students are expected to be on campus for four 1-week sessions during the program with an ongoing intensive online educational process through the use of Moodle. The clinical fellowships are expected to be completed in the area in which you live with clinical agency support from the institution in completing your DNP Project
The RN to DNP and BSN to DNP programs are available in Nurse Anesthesia (see separate handbook), Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Executive Leadership and are only offered as full-time options. The Nurse Practitioner tracks require a blend of on-line and weekly on-campus sessions, while the Executive Leadership option is fully on line with the exception of 3-4 day on campus sessions three times a year.
To prepare competent professional nurses who provide caring therapeutic interventions to meet the health needs of culturally diverse persons.
The mission of the Doctor of Nursing Practice is to prepare experts in specialized advanced practice with a Christ-centered focus.