Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest degree in nursing practice. The program is available for those who currently hold an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license and who wish to expand their knowledge and skills to be able to better interpret research, apply best practices, and incorporate clinical knowledge to influence health care policy. 

Click below to learn more about the required courses, length of program, and suggested schedule.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Enhance professional skills in advanced practice nursing using an ethical, evidence- based approach to promote healthy communities.
  • Apply clinical inquiry using a culturally sensitive, evidence-based approach to adapt practice and change health outcomes.
  • Expand leadership roles to influence local, statewide and national health care policy and delivery systems serving unique, diverse and underserved populations.

If you have further questions, please contact the School of Nursing at 907-786-4550 to set up an advising appointment with a member of the DNP faculty.



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