Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing is answering the demand for a doctoral level degree for advanced nursing practice with our new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Our program is designed for MS prepared nurses, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and other Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who are seeking the highest level of proficiency in the nursing discipline.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program, for post-master’s applicants, is a two-year online and hybrid commitment. This means students will participate online in asynchronous and synchronous sessions with the professors and cohort. Recognizing that our students are working professionals, our programs only requires our students to attend one highly focused on-campus session each quarter, along with mandatory attendance of the Prologue, Intersession, and Epilogue portions of the program.
The DNP program curriculum provides education in organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement, research and analytical methods for evidence-based practice, education, policy, and population health. Students will develop their abilities throughout the program and through 510 hours of clinical practicum. They will apply their knowledge in the DNP Scholarly Project – a capstone project of original work that establishes the student as a UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing clinical scholar.
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CCNE Solicitation of Comments
The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice with Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (DNP-FNP) program will be undergoing accreditation review from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from March 29 – March 31, 2021.
In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.
At least 2 months before the scheduled on-site evaluation, the program must notify its major constituents, including, at a minimum, educators/nursing faculty teaching and students/residents enrolled in the program(s) under review, that an accreditation review is scheduled. For nurse residency programs, the healthcare organization’s nursing leadership must also be notified.
If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to email@example.com.
Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.