101 Vera King Farris Dr
Pomona, NJ 08205
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is geared toward advanced practice nurses seeking the highest credential or terminal degree in nursing practice
Currently, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists are prepared in master’s level programs. These master’s level programs have been steadily increasing in required competencies and credit load to meet the complexities of the health care system and diverse populations. The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) will prepare nurse practitioners with the ability to balance proficiencies, practice, theory, and scientific inquiry in the APN role.
The DNP program provides education in organizational and systems leadership knowledge and skills necessary to critically develop and evaluate new models of care delivery and to create and sustain change in all levels of healthcare. Principles of APRN practice and nursing scholarship are linked to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s DNP Essentials to improve health outcomes for clients, families and diverse communities. The practitioner-scholar role of the DNP prepared APRN develops new knowledge in the practice environment that makes an impact on health outcomes and quality of care.
The DNP program offers two tracks:
Stockton’s DNP program is designed for working nurses with a curriculum that has a hybrid approach (online components) and can be completed on a part-time basis
Classification: Master's College or University II
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999