The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed for nurses holding a master’s degree (MS) and a national certification in an APRN specialty to obtain a terminal degree in nursing. The DNP builds on master’s education to provide expanded unique knowledge and expertise. These graduates will have a broader capability to provide high quality health care in a complex and increasingly strapped health care system. The DNP is a clinical doctorate with emphasis on expert clinical practice. The summative outcome is a scholarly project that demonstrates the integration and translation of research evidence to enhance clinical practice.
NAU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
International Student Requirements:
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