Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Accredited
In 2010 the School of Nursing’s three year-old Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program earned maximum five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Established in 2007, the D.N.P. program provides the highest level of academic preparation and training to practicing nurses and prepares advanced nurse practitioners to lead the delivery and evaluation of evidence-based, patient-centered care. Unlike the Ph.D., the D.N.P. is not intended to prepare students to design and build programs of research. Rather, it teaches them how to synthesize research findings to develop and refine practice guidelines.