Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program delivers an innovative curriculum from post-baccalaureate to doctorate, emphasizing healthcare engineering and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, hospitals, community leaders, and policy makers.
This DNP program is uniquely situated to provide leadership in solving complex clinical problems through its partnership with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Purdue University Homeland Security Institute, and the Center on Aging and the Life Course.
The program of study centers on knowledge and skill building in the areas of scholarly practice, practice improvement, innovation and testing of care delivery models, evaluation of health outcomes, health policy, leadership in healthcare delivery and quality improvement, and clinical expertise for advanced nursing education.
The DNP allows for three types of prospective students: post-baccalaureate RNs, current MS in nursing students, and advanced practice nurses who have completed their MS degrees.
The post-baccalaureate program incorporates the existing MS curriculum, which totals 46-51 credit hours, and incorporates the AACN's (1996) recommended thematic areas of Graduate Nursing Core, Advanced Practice Nursing Core, and Specialty Core. The School of Nursing may transfer up to 40 credits from your master's program if you graduated from an accredited master's program. APN's are required to take 38 credits in the DNP program with a total of 704 residency hours. Non APN's will complete a total of 54 credits with a total of 941 residency hours.
Unique features of the Purdue DNP nursing program include:
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Goals/Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the DNP, the graduate will be able to:
NOTE: If you are not a Nurse Practitioner you are required to take advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment and advanced pharmacology
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The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is supported in part by a grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust.