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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The 36-credit 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 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 experience of prospective DNP students is varied and may include nursing education, administration, health policy, nurse practitioner,  informatics, who provide direct or indirect management of care for individual patients or management of care for populations.

Monmouth’s rigorous 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. Choose one of the flexible formats that fits your life and goals, including part-time online courses in the fall, spring and summer.

DNP Program Features:

  • Flexibility in our part-time, totally online program to your area of interest
  • Choice of taking one or two courses a semester (fall, spring, and summer)
  • Prepares nurses for leadership roles in organizational/systems focus
  • Prepares nurses seeking to advance to the highest level of nursing practice for the increasingly complex world of healthcare
  • Practicum immersion experience and DNP project synthesize and integrate learning
  • Distinguished faculty and individualized mentoring for the DNP project and the practice immersion experience

Program Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to Monmouth University along with a $50 application fee, and meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Master’s in Nursing program or a related field (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA).
  • Possession of active RN license.
  • Certification in a specialization is preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Employed for at least one year after completing an MSN.
  • Statement of vision of her/his leadership role to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Résumé that includes details of current practice.
  • Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
  • Telephone or in-person interview may be a part of the admission process.
  • Official transcripts from all previous college work.
  • Current liability and malpractice insurance of $1,000,000 to $3,000,000.
  • After admission, prior to starting classes, students must submit to the School of Nursing and Health Studies a certificate of good health from a primary care practitioner, 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.
  • After admission, students are required to show proof of 500 post baccalaureate hours or take an additional course to complete these hours prior to registering for leadership immersion courses.

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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