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Doctor of Nursing Practice
The clinically focused online DNP degree program from Rivier University prepares students to improve patient outcomes and become leaders in the field. Through online courses and field practicums, the program emphasizes:
Direct care of individual patients
Care of patient populations, including community health nursing
Practice that supports patient care
Graduates are prepared to lead interdisciplinary healthcare teams and improve systems of care, patient outcomes, quality, and safety.
A copy of your unencumbered, active advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license in the state where practicums will be conducted
A statement of purpose
An updated resume or CV
Evidence of a completed graduate level statistics course
Documentation of the number of supervised clinical hours completed in previous Master’s in Nursing program. (Must be a minimum of 500 hours.) Note: Since Rivier University's Master of Science in Nursing program requires this number of hours for graduation, and this information is documented, graduates of this program do not need to submit additional proof of these hours
Completion of nursing practicum form
Graduate GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale
A MSN degree
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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