The DNP is a practice-oriented doctoral degree designed to prepare advanced nurses at the highest level. This change was driven by evolving nursing roles in an increasing complex health care system, new scientific knowledge and ongoing concerns about the quality and outcomes of patient care. Keeping pace with the demands of today's changing health care environment requires clinical experts who have the knowledge and skills to be effective and practical change agents. Graduates of DNP programs across the country are assuming clinical and leadership positions as advanced nurses in a variety or roles, including faculty, nurse executives and community leaders.
The Northeastern University DNP program includes advance coursework in leadership, research translation, population health, informatics and health policy. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders with a greater breadth of expertise so they can collaborate more effectively with interprofessional partners and provide leadership to enhance quality and safety. The DNP program curriculum is delivered on-line in a hybrid format.
If you are a registered nurse with at least 2 years of nursing experience, you may enter the DNP program after completing a master's degree in nursing or in some cases a related health field. Applicants who do not hold national certification in one other four APRN roles must provide evidence of the equivalent of 500 practicum hours in previous master's program.
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Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.