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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 health care 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 health care 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 curriculum focuses on the translation of new science, its application, and evaluation. Our students are provided with program advisors who offer guidance throughout your doctoral education. At the end of the program, you will complete a DNP project by collaborating with an advisor and identifying a change that impacts health care outcomes.

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.

Application deadlines for this program are May 1 for Summer, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring. View Program Application Requirements.

Program Overview

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Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at Monmouth University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

DNP Program Features:

  • Flexibility in our part-time 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 health care
  • Practicum immersion experience and DNP project synthesize and integrate learning
  • Distinguished faculty and individualized mentoring for the DNP project and the practice immersion experience
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