West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Health Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Address:

West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States

Phone:

1-610-425-5000

Fax:

1-610-436-2439

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is a practice-oriented program of study that provides the terminal academic preparation for advanced nursing practice. Graduates of this program will be qualified to assume leadership roles in a variety of settings: management of quality initiatives, executives in health-care organizations, directors of clinical programs, and faculty positions responsible for clinical program delivery and clinical teaching. The program is offered in a distance-education format, with the exception of the first two-credit course which is offered on campus.

At the end of the D.N.P. program, the graduate will be able to

  • utilize collaborative leadership skills on inter- and intra-professional teams to foster effective communication, enrich patient outcomes, and foster change in health-care delivery systems;
  • integrate evidence-based strategies to ensure safety and quality health care for patients, populations, and communities;
  • evaluate information systems, considering ethical and regulatory issues to improve patient care and health-care systems;
  • assess policies, trends, and forces influencing health-care policy to design, implement, and evaluate the effect on future patient outcomes;
  • analyze the scope of health-care economics and key information sources as they affect health care for patients and populations; and
  • conduct a comprehensive systematic assessment of health and illness parameters incorporating diverse and culturally sensitive approaches.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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