Radford University’s School of Nursing offers a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to prepare registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing science (BSN), a master’s degree (MS), or a master’s degree in nursing science (MSN) for advanced nursing practice. Theory and research-based courses prepare our graduates to work in a variety of settings, including community and population-based service, home care, clinics, hospice care, hospitals, long-term care, education, administration, and policy. The program culminates in a residency tailor-made to the student’s learning needs and career goals. The program is distance-based to promote maximum flexibility while maintaining quality student connections.
Post-baccalaureate program concentrations will be approximately 80 credit hours and will include:
FNP — family nurse practitioner
CNS — clinical nurse specialist (adult- gerontology options)
CNM — certified nurse midwifery initiative (in collaboration with Shenandoah University)
The post-master’s program will be approximately 30 credit hours and will be available to:
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Certified Nurse Midwives
In keeping with the recommendations of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, our DNP program will prepare excellent clinicians with practice doctorates and the skills to lead the much needed advances in the rapidly changing health care system.