Direct Patient Care Practitioner
Direct Patient Care Practitioner - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The direct patient care DNP track is for nurses who want to become a family primary care nurse practitioner or adult gerontology nurse practitioner at the Doctorate in Nursing Practice level. The post-master’s to DNP option is appropriate for those who are in one of the recognized four advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) roles (certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse practitioner). This DNP track is designed to utilize scholarship to translate evidence to practice with a focus on improved patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.
Students must achieve a total of 1,000 practicum hours between their master’s degree transcript and DNP coursework (400 hours are built into the role integration practicum courses). A GAP Analysis will be used to determine program requirements.
The DNP consists of a total of 30 credits, 23 from the DNP core and seven (7) from the direct patient care track. One day of onsite residency is required for DNP project dissemination and competency demonstration.
You may also select the BSN to DNP entry option. FNP-DNP is 77 credits; AGNP is 76 credits.