School of Nursing Newsletter

DNP Program Welcomes its First Cohort

The DNP Program welcomed the first cohort of students in August 2016. RuthAnne Kuiper and a team of graduate faculty developed an innovative approach to this program of study. The DNP is a practice-focused terminal degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Students analyze systems of care and provide transformational leadership that influences and impacts patient safety and quality of culturally competent care. 

The DNP program is 36 credit hours with the possibility of obtaining a specialization-specific concentration in nursing education, transcultural nursing, nurse executive leadership, or technology and informatics. This post-MSN program can be completed in as few as five semesters. 

Applications for the fall 2017 cohort are now being accepted. For further information please contact Linda Pugh at 910.962.7410 or visit the website.