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    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Develop Your Nursing Expertise to Its Highest Level

    The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Monmouth University is a post-master's academic degree that focuses on organizational/systems leadership and scholarship in order to address the complexity of healthcare. DNP graduates are nurse leaders who excel in today's highly complex and rapidly evolving healthcare environments.

    The DNP is the preferred pathway for those seeking preparation at the highest level of nursing practice. Advanced nursing practice is any form of nursing intervention that influences healthcare outcomes for individuals or populations. The nursing experience of DNP students is varied and may include nursing education, administration, health policy, nurse practitioner, school nurse, informatics, etc., who provide direct or indirect management of care for individual patients or management of care populations.

    DNP scholarship focuses on the translation of new science, its application and evaluation. The DNP degree prepares nurses to generate new knowledge through innovation of practice change, the translation of evidence, and the implementation of quality improvement processes.

    The DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036). 

    DNP Program Features:

    • DNP (36 credits) or DNP with Education Endorsement (48 credits)
    • Part-time online program customized to your specialty
    • Prepares nurses seeking to advance to the highest level of nursing practice for the increasingly complex world of healthcare
    • Prepares nurses for leadership roles in organizational/systems focus
    • Practicum immersion experience and DNP project synthesize and integrate learning
    • Distinguished faculty and individualized mentoring for the DNP project and the practice immersion experience
    • Choice of taking one or two courses a semester (fall, spring, and summer)

    Program Admission Requirements:

    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or related degree (e.g., MBA, MPA) from an accredited institution with GPA of 3.2 or higher on the 4.0 scale. Official transcripts must be sent from all previous colleges attended.
    • Possession of active RN license. Certification in a specialization is preferred.
    • Resume with details of current practice including one year of experience post masters.
    • Vision statement of his/her leadership role in improving healthcare outcomes.
    • Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
    • Telephone interview with the DNP Committee

    After Admission and Prior to Starting Classes:

    • Current liability and malpractice insurance of $1,000,000 to $3,000,000.
    • Submit to the school of Nursing and Health Studies a certificate of good health from a primary care provider, including a health history and physical examination with associated laboratory studies, immunizations, and criminal background checks in accordance with the special requirements of affiliation contracts with clinical agencies.

    Application Due Dates

    • July 15 for Fall Semester
    • December 1 for Spring Semester
    • May 1 for Summer Semester

    Qualified applicants are given consideration after these due dates on a space-available basis.

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