Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP Program at UMDNJ-SN is for master’s-prepared RNs seeking a doctoral degree. This practice-focused doctorate is an alternative to research-focused doctorates in nursing and is congruent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommendation that advance practice nursing education transition to the clinical doctorate level. It is a degree preparing individuals for multiple roles. Its target population includes those practitioners whose aim is to attain the highest levels of excellence in practice.
Executive Education Model
The weekend executive model is designed to accommodate full-time practice and full-time academic commitment. Students will meet over one long weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) per month. Each course will extend for a four-week period of time, beginning and ending with the three-day, in-person sessions. Courses will be scheduled so that there is a break between each course.
The 40-credit program can be completed in six semesters (two years) of full-time study.
The program will prepare students with the knowledge base and skill mix to provide expert evidence-based nursing care across diverse settings and systems. The curriculum provides a systematic integration of advanced practice and advanced leadership content with a focus on evidence based quality care and cultural competency skills. Graduates of this program will have the expert skills and knowledge to work within interdisciplinary teams to achieve the nation’s quality care healthcare goals and reduce disparities. Those with practice doctorates will use their education and expertise in leadership roles on the front lines of their profession in order to improve continuously the quality of care and delivery of services. View Curriculum & Course Descriptions »
Two tracks of concentration courses will be offered: the direct care track which addresses advanced nursing practice competencies for the individual, family and population care level and the indirect care track which addresses advanced nursing practice competencies for the systems or organization-focused care level.
(Newark Campus) 973-972-7014 snRecruiter@umdnj.edu
(Stratford Campus) 856-566-6253 email@example.com
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