The online BSN to DNP degree program from The University of Tennessee – Chattanooga focuses on developing the knowledge and skills to effectively lead in complex clinical environments. Core courses provide a foundation in informatics, evidence based practice and research, finance, organizational theory, resource management, and nursing theory and research. This knowledge is then expanded upon through courses in leadership, epidemiology, health policy, and clinical systems analysis and design. Graduates of the program are able to:
- Practice in a specialized advanced nursing role through comprehensive assessment, ethically and culturally sensitive planning, therapeutic intervention, and evidence-based evaluation
- Apply evidence-based prevention by integrating epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and other scientific data in providing health services to individuals, aggregates, and/or populations
- Employ organizational and systems leadership competencies to address current and future health, safety, and other quality improvement issues for health services
- Critically appraise information systems and advanced technical resources to support and improve health care
- Integrate knowledge from nursing and other sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating new practice approaches to meet goals for improving health care
- Initiate, analyze, and/or influence proposals for health policy, respecting the perspectives of the consumer, other health care providers, and the affected communities of public entities, while incorporating priniciples of business, finance, and economics
- Stimulate effective system change as a leader or a member of a collaborative and/or inter-professional team
- Applicants must have a BSN degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and documentation of all items requested as part of the application.
- Students are only required to come to campus for orientation and for the Qualifying Examination.
- Applicants are required to come to campus for interviews.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges