Healthcare Leadership, D.N.P.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at the College of Saint Scholastica  prepares future nursing leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead health care change and advance population health at the highest levels of nursing practice.The Department of Graduate Nursing offers two DNP degree options: Baccalaureate to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSDNP) and a Post-Graduate DNP.

The BS to DNP program educates professional nurses for advanced roles in healthcare leadership including an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) concentration: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Doctoral-level courses are integrated throughout the advanced practice nursing curriculum and prepare the future DNP to expand their knowledge and practice options. The BS to DNP is completed in 3- 4 years and offered in a hybrid format consisting of online courses supplemented with minimal on-campus meetings. 

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