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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