Fairfield University

School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice


1073 North Benson Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Fairfield University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a clinical doctorate in an advanced specialty of nursing practice. A DNP is comparable to clinical doctorates in other health disciplines such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and medicine. With a DNP, you'll be able to assume a leadership role in an increasingly complex healthcare system during this critical era of healthcare reform. There are 2 pathways to obtaining a DNP: 1. The BSN-DNP for Family Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse Anesthetists 2. A post-master's DNP The 3 tracks in DNP are: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetists Unlike a research degree, the DNP focuses on the assessment and application of existing evidence to improve practice. The program culminates in a Practice Dissertation, aimed at creating and measuring the outcomes of a population-based practice innovation. Such an education - the highest level of clinical nursing preparation possible - primes you to care for a cohort of patients within a specialty by using a cross-population perspective to assess, manage, and evaluate healthcare concerns.


New England Association of Schools and COlleges (NEASC) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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