The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest level of preparation in nursing practice based on nursing science and prepares leaders for nursing practice. This program builds upon the base of a Master’s Degree in Nursing Preparation in Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialty (CNS) programs and excellence of practice based on validations by standard sets of competencies in national certification processes and specialty credentials. The Beth-El College at UCCS program is based upon The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice from the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN, 2006) and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF, 2006) Practice Doctorate Nurse Practitioner Entry-Level Competencies. In 2010, the DNP Program at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences was accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, the accrediting body of the AACN.
DNP Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the DNP program, the graduate will be able to:
The DNP admissions standards differ from the UCCS Graduate School admissions in that NP/CNS National Certification and RN license are required as well. Prerequisite graduate courses in nursing theory, research and policy are indicated only if MSN programs were in deficit of this core courses.
For more information about this program, contact Diane Busch, DNP Program Coordinator, at 719.255.4424, 800.990.8227 (x4424) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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