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The online DNP degree program from The College of Saint Scholastica is based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice curriculum guidelines and reflects a multidisciplinary design incorporating appropriate graduate level courses from other disciplines. Coursework focuses on:
Scientific underpinnings for practice
Organizational and system leadership for quality improvement and systems thinking
Clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice
Information system/technology and patient care technology for the improvement and transformation of health care
Health care policy for advocacy in health care
Inter-professional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes
Clinical prevention and population health for improving the nation's health
A 4-year nursing degree from an accredited program conferred prior to the start of the program
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
Current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the state in which clinicals will occur
One to three years experience as an APRN preferred
All official transcripts
Online courses with on-campus defense of clinical project proposal and final project.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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